VERTICAL GROUND REACTION FORCES AND EMG DURING LANDING IN FUNCTIONALLY UNSTABLE ANKLE
Keywords: ankle, joint instability, motor activity, electromyography, sports
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare vertical ground reaction forces (GRF) and electromyographic activity (EMG) from peroneus longus (PL), tibialis anterior (TA) and gastrocnemius lateralis (GL) of volleyball athletes with and without functional ankle instability (FI) during landing after a blocking maneuver. Synchronized EMG and GRF from 200ms prior to impact to 200ms after impact were acquired for 21 athletes with FI and 19 healthy ones. Results showed that FI subjects have a muscle activity that predisposes them to ankle sprains since PL presented lower RMS values prior to landing. GRFs were not different between groups.
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