Sebastian Bohm

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The present study investigated the validity of a simplified muscle volume assessment that uses only the maximum anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSAmax), the muscle length (LM) and a muscle-specific shape factor for muscle volume calculation (Albracht et al., 2008, J Biomech 41, 2211-2218). The validation on the example of the triceps surae (TS) muscles(More)
Although symmetry of Achilles tendon (AT) properties between legs is commonly assumed in research and clinical settings, different loading profiles of both legs in daily life (i.e., foot dominance) may affect the tendon properties in a side-depended manner. Therefore, AT properties were examined with regard to symmetry between legs. Thirty-six male healthy(More)
High strain magnitude and low strain frequency are important stimuli for tendon adaptation. Increasing the rate and duration of the applied strain may enhance the adaptive responses. Therefore, our purpose was to investigate the effect of strain rate and duration on Achilles tendon adaptation. The study included two experimental groups (N=14 and N=12) and a(More)
The present study investigated the applicability of a muscle volume prediction method using only the muscle length (L(M)), the maximum anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA(max)), and a muscle-specific shape factor (p) on the quadriceps vastii. L(M), ACSA(max), muscle volume, and p were obtained from magnetic resonance images of the vastus intermedius (VI),(More)
The purpose of the current study was to examine the reproducibility of patellar tendon elongation measurements using brightness-mode ultrasonography (BMU) during isometric knee extension contractions. We hypothesized that the measurement of the patellar tendon elongation during only one maximal voluntary isometric knee extension contractions would not(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the reliability of patellar tendon cross sectional area (CSA) measurement using brightness mode ultrasonography. METHODS The patellar tendon CSA of fourteen participants was examined on two different days and at three different positions (proximal, median and distal). Five trials per day were conducted in each position,(More)
There is evidence that a non-uniform adaptation of muscle and tendon in young athletes results in increased tendon stress during mid-adolescence. The present longitudinal study investigated the development of the morphological and mechanical properties of muscle and tendon of volleyball athletes in a time period of 2 years from mid-adolescence to late(More)
Adolescence may be regarded as a critical phase of tissue plasticity in young growing athletes, as the adaptation process of muscle-tendon unit is affected by both environmental mechanical stimuli and maturation. The present study investigated potential imbalances of knee extensor muscle strength and patellar tendon properties in adolescent compared with(More)
There are conflicting results regarding the effect of aging on postural prioritization. The present study investigated balance recovery performance of young and old adults following unexpected gait perturbations in a dual task condition. Thirty-two young and 30 elderly male subjects were assigned to either control or dual task group. After baseline(More)
We studied the effects of a concurrent cognitive task on predictive motor control, a feedforward mechanism of dynamic stability control, during disturbed gait in young and old adults. Thirty-two young and 27 elderly male healthy subjects participated and were randomly assigned to either control or dual task groups. By means of a covered exchangeable element(More)