Reflex responses at the human ankle: the importance of tendon compliance.

@article{Rack1983ReflexRA,
  title={Reflex responses at the human ankle: the importance of tendon compliance.},
  author={Peter M. H. Rack and Hamish F. Ross and Alfred F. Thilmann and Dolores Walters},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={344},
  pages={503-24}
}
Subjects with active stretch reflexes responded to an imposed sinusoidal movement of the ankle joint with a reflex force whose amplitude and timing varied widely with changes in the frequency of movement. At some frequency between 6 and 8 Hz, the reflex force tended to offset the non-reflex component of resistance, and thus to reduce the total resistance to movement. At this frequency the reflex response was particularly vigorous, with a deep modulation of electromyogram (e.m.g.) activity and a… CONTINUE READING

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