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The effects of ankle positional strength training on strength and passive joint position sense


2004 2004

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Objective. To compare positional strength training and traditional strength training techniques on the ankle joint, assessing changes in muscular strength and passive joint position sense (PJPS). Subjects . Seventeen healthy, physically active college students participated in the study. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups, positional strength training (5 females, 4 males) and traditional strength training (5 females, 3 males). Measurements. Pre-test and post-test isokinetic strength and PJPS measures were acquired using an isokinetic dynamometer. Plantar flexion/dorsiflexion and inversion/eversion strength were measured at 30°/s and 180°/s. Plantar flexion PJPS was assessed at three target angles 20°, 30°, and 40°. Inversion PJPS was assessed at three target angles 5°, 10°, and 20°. Results. No significant interaction was found between strength training group and time for isokinetic strength. A significant main effect for plantar flexion, inversion, and eversion strength was revealed for all subjects regardless of training group. No significant interaction between strength training group and time was discovered for PJPS. Conclusions. Positional strength training did not result in greater improvement in ankle strength and passive joint position sense in comparison to traditional strength training. The positional and traditional training groups exhibited comparable strength gains and passive joint position sense measures.

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Subject
Rehabilitation;
Therapy
Classification
0382: Rehabilitation
0382: Therapy
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences
Title
The effects of ankle positional strength training on strength and passive joint position sense
Author
Cortese, Dana Gabrielle
Number of pages
62
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0128
Source
MAI 43/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496918249, 0496918249
Advisor
Tsang, Kavin
University/institution
Michigan State University
University location
United States -- Michigan
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1424679
ProQuest document ID
305156491
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305156491
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