THE EFFECT OF COMPRESSED AIR MASSAGE ON UNTRAUMATISED RABBIT SKELETAL MUSCLE - A MORPHOMETRIC AND ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDY

@inproceedings{Gregory2004THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECT OF COMPRESSED AIR MASSAGE ON UNTRAUMATISED RABBIT SKELETAL MUSCLE - A MORPHOMETRIC AND ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDY},
  author={Michael A. Gregory and Margaret Anne Mars},
  year={2004}
}
One of the therapeutic uses of massage is to facilitate repair of damaged tissue. A potential hazard of massage is that direct pressure on muscle is known to damage skeletal myofibres. This study examines the effect of a new form of massage using compressed air on the morphology of untraumatised rabbit skeletal myofibres. Under anaesthetic, the left and right vastus lateralis muscles of 16 New Zealand, white rabbits were treated with 10 minutes of compressed air therapy at 1 Bar using a single… CONTINUE READING

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