Acute effects of cold pack on mechanical properties of the quadriceps muscle in healthy subjects.

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PURPOSE To examine the effects of local cooling on mechanical properties of the quadriceps muscle in healthy subjects. SUBJECTS Thirty-nine healthy subjects (27 women, 12 men, mean age 39, range 20-62) volunteered. METHODS A cold gel pack was applied to the quadriceps muscle for 20 min. Properties were quantified by analyzing the frequency (tension… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.02.001

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