THE EFFECT OF STRENGTH TRAINING ON THE TORQUE OF THE ANKLE JOINT FOR A DOWN SYNDROME

  • B. Lim
  • D. O'Sullivan
  • C. Jung
  • I. Shin
  • K. Kim
  • G. Lee
  • Y.-H. Kwon
Keywords: Down syndrome, strength training, ankle joint, torque.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: People suffering Down syndrome have many problems that are associated with atrophy of their muscles. Because of this atrophy they tend to walk flat footed and over abduct during the initial part of the swing phase, also they tend to over-flex both at the hip and knee joint. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of strength training on the torque of the ankle joint for a Down syndrome.