Jeffery Brent Feland

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Whole body vibration (WBV) is theorized to enhance neural potentiation of the stretch reflex. The purpose of this study was to determine if WBV affects the quadriceps reflex from a patellar tendon tap. Subjects were 22 volunteers (age 23 +/- 2 yrs, ht 172.8 +/- 10.8 cm, body mass 68.6 +/- 12.3 kg). The stretch reflex was elicited from the dominant leg pre,(More)
Electromechanical delay (EMD) is a measurement used to assess the mechanical lag between muscle activation onset and force production. EMD measurements may be performed by voluntary or electrically evoked muscle activation. This study compared gastrocnemius EMD during voluntary and involuntary contractions and assessd the intrasession reliability of each(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stretching protocols for elderly people (> or = 65 years of age) have not been studied to determine the effectiveness of increasing range of motion (ROM). The purpose of this study was to determine which of 3 durations of stretches would produce and maintain the greatest gains in knee extension ROM with the femur held at 90 degrees of(More)
This study investigated the use of whole-body vibration (WBV) as an alternative strengthening regimen in the rehabilitation of individuals with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with traditional progressive resistance exercise (TPRE). Individuals post TKA (WBV n = 8; TPRE n = 8) received physical therapy with WBV or with TPRE for 4 weeks. Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular dysfunction due to hyperglycemia in individuals with diabetes is a factor contributing to distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN). Reactive oxygen species reduce the bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO), a powerful vasodilator, resulting in reduced circulation and nerve ischemia. Increases in blood NO concentrations and circulation have(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretches are widely used in athletics and rehabilitation. Although it has been shown that they produce better range-of-motion (ROM) increases than the slow or static stretch, the mechanisms responsible remain an enigma. This study was conducted to determine whether the previously(More)
CONTEXT Neoprene sleeves are alleged to increase heat in skeletal muscle, but no published research supports this belief. OBJECTIVES To quantify anterior thigh skin and intramuscular temperature changes in varsity athletes wearing a neoprene thigh sleeve. DESIGN A 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 factorial design with replicated measures on 3 variables. Independent(More)
This study was a randomized control trial. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine if stretching the hamstrings during whole-body-vibration (WBV) is more effective than static stretching alone; and 2) to monitor retention of flexibility changes. The main outcome measure was hamstring flexibility as measured in degrees using a passive knee(More)
Various shoes are worn by distance runners throughout a training season. This study measured the differences in ground reaction forces between running shoes, racing flats, and distance spikes in order to provide information about the potential effects of footwear on injury risk in highly competitive runners. Ten male and ten female intercollegiate distance(More)
Knee joint pain (KJP) is a cardinal symptom in knee pathologies, and quadriceps inhibition is commonly observed among KJP patients. Previously, KJP independently reduced quadriceps strength and activation. However, it remains unknown how disinhibitory transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) will affect inhibited quadriceps motor function. This(More)