Can mental practice increase ankle dorsiflexor torque?

@article{Sidaway2005CanMP,
  title={Can mental practice increase ankle dorsiflexor torque?},
  author={Ben Sidaway and Amy Robinson Trzaska},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={1053-60}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mental practice has been shown to be effective in increasing the force production of the abductor digiti minimi muscle in the hand. The aim of this study was to determine whether mental practice could produce strength gains in the larger ankle dorsiflexor muscles, which are important during walking. SUBJECTS Twenty-four subjects were randomly assigned to a physical practice group, a mental practice group, or a control group (8 subjects per group). METHODS In the… CONTINUE READING
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