Proprioceptive modulation of hip flexor activity during the swing phase of locomotion in decerebrate cats.

@article{Lam2001ProprioceptiveMO,
  title={Proprioceptive modulation of hip flexor activity during the swing phase of locomotion in decerebrate cats.},
  author={Tania Lam and Keir Gordon Pearson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={1321-32}
}
This study examined the influence of proprioceptive input from hip flexor muscles on the activity in hip flexors during the swing phase of walking in the decerebrate cat. One hindlimb was partially denervated to remove cutaneous input and afferent input from most other hindlimb muscles. Perturbations to hip movement were applied either by 1) manual resistance or assistance to swing or by 2) resistance to hip flexion using a device that blocked hip flexion but allowed leg extension… CONTINUE READING