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dc.contributor.authorLaudani, Lukaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWood, Leslieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCasabona, Antoninoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGiuffrida, Rosarioen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDe Vito, Giuseppeen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe study investigated relations between effects of repeated ankle plantar-flexion movements exercise on the soleus Hoffmann (H) reflex and on postural body sway when maintaining upright stance. Ten young volunteers performed five sets of ankle plantar-flexions of both lower limbs. Assessment of the feet centre-of-pressure (COP) displacement and H-reflex tests were carried out in quiet stance before, during and after the exercise. H-max and M-max responses were obtained in 8 subjects and reported as the peak-to-peak amplitudes of the right soleus muscle electromyographic waves. Mean dispersion of COP along the antero-posterior direction increased significantly during the exercise; whilst the overall H-reflex response indicated a reduction without a concomitant modification in the M-max response. H-reflex responses, however, varied between participants during the first sets of exercise, showing two main trends of modulation: either depression or early facilitation followed by reduction of the H-reflex amplitude. The extent of reflex modulation in standing position was correlated to the concentric work performed during the exercise (r=0.85; pen_UK
dc.publisherElsevier / International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK)en_UK
dc.relationLaudani L, Wood L, Casabona A, Giuffrida R & De Vito G (2009) Effects of repeated ankle plantar-flexions on H-reflex and body sway during standing. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19 (1), pp. 85-92.
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dc.subjectDynamic contractionsen_UK
dc.subjectStretch reflexen_UK
dc.subjectPost-exercise potentiationen_UK
dc.subjectPhysical fitnessen_UK
dc.subjectStanding positionen_UK
dc.subjectHuman mechanicsen_UK
dc.titleEffects of repeated ankle plantar-flexions on H-reflex and body sway during standingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Electro - myography and Kinesiologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversità degli Studi di Cataniaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversità degli Studi di Cataniaen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLaudani, Luka|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWood, Leslie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCasabona, Antonino|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGiuffrida, Rosario|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDe Vito, Giuseppe|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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