Acute effects of Achilles tendon vibration on soleus and tibialis anterior spinal and cortical excitability.

@article{Lapole2012AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of Achilles tendon vibration on soleus and tibialis anterior spinal and cortical excitability.},
  author={Thomas Lapole and F François Deroussen and Chantal P{\'e}rot and Michel Petitjean},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={657-63}
}
Prolonged vibration is known to alter muscle performance. Attenuation of Ia afferent efficacy is the main mechanism suggested. However, changes in motor cortex excitability could also be hypothesized. The purpose of the present study was therefore to analyze the acute and outlasting effects of 1 h of Achilles tendon vibration (frequency, 50 Hz) on the… CONTINUE READING