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Twenty male subjects and twenty female subjects in each of three age categories, 6 to 8 years, 14 to 16 years, and 23 to 28 years, were tested on the Cybex Isokinetic Dynamometer to obtain normative strength values for the ankle plantar flexor muscle group. Values were established for both isokinetic and isometric contractions at two speeds. The results(More)
This study was undertaken to compare the myoelectric activity of the upper trapezius muscle before, during, and after intermittent, supine cervical traction. Twelve people with diagnosed disease or injury of the cervical spine served as subjects. Electromyographic recordings were taken from the upper trapezius muscle with bipolar surface electrodes. The(More)
Functional testing of the lower extremity is supported as a good predictor for successful return to premorbid activity. However, current reliable functional tests may be too strenuous for a patient in the acute stage of recovery. A functional testing protocol utilizing an inclined sliding board apparatus was evaluated for test-retest reliability.(More)
Relationship between walking capacity and maximal exercise capacity, strength and motor deficiency in adult hemiplegic stroke patients. Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique. 49:614-620. 2006. The Olympic brain. Does corticospinal plasticity play a role in acquisition of skills required for high-performance sports? skill training and strength(More)
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