Contribution of afferent feedback to the soleus muscle activity during human locomotion.

@article{Mazzaro2005ContributionOA,
  title={Contribution of afferent feedback to the soleus muscle activity during human locomotion.},
  author={Nazarena Mazzaro and Michael James Grey and T. Sinkjaer},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={167-77}
}
During the stance phase of the human step cycle, the ankle undergoes a natural dorsiflexion that stretches the soleus muscle. The afferent feedback resulting from this stretch enhances the locomotor drive. In this study a robotic actuator was used to slightly enhance or reduce the natural ankle dorsiflexion, in essence, mimicking the small variations in the ankle dorsiflexion movement that take place during the stance phase of the step cycle. The soleus (SOL) and tibialis anterior EMG were… CONTINUE READING

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