Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Comparison of knee joint position on foot-gripping strength
Characteristics of femoral muscle contraction­
MASAYUKI SOMASHIN MURATAYOSHIHIRO KAIHIDEYUKI NAKAEYOUSUKE SATO
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2014 Volume 3 Issue 4 Pages 169-172

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of knee joint position on foot-gripping strength. [Subjects and Methods] The study included 14 healthy females. We measured the foot-gripping strength and maximum voluntary contraction activities of the rectus femoris muscles, and the biceps femoris muscles, andcalculatedduring foot gripping in the following 2 knee joint positions: 90°of flexion, and extension, for a subject positioned on the edge of a seat. [Results] A paired t-test showed that the footgripping strength and %IEMG of the biceps femoris muscle was significantly lower in knee extension compared to that in 90°of knee flexion. [Conclusion] The results of this study suggested that the knee extension position did not produce maximum foot-gripping strength.

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