Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30668
Title: Are there any relationships among ankle proprioception acuity, pre-landing ankle muscle responses, and landing impact in man?
Authors: Fu, SN 
Hui-Chan, CWY
Keywords: Ankle proprioception
Muscle co-contraction
Pre-landing muscle responses
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Neuroscience letters, 2007, v. 417, no. 2, p. 123-127 How to cite?
Journal: Neuroscience letters 
Abstract: Proprioceptive input has been suggested to contribute to the pre-landing muscle responses associated with drop-landing, but its precise role has yet to be delineated. This study set out to examine the relationships among ankle proprioception, pre-landing muscle responses, and landing impact on drop-landing in healthy man. Fifteen healthy male basketball players aged 18 to 26 participated in this study. Passive ankle joint repositioning errors were used to examine ankle joint proprioception. Pre-landing EMG responses in the ankle muscles and the impact force on landing were recorded while the players performed self-initiated drops from a height of 30 cm. Results demonstrated that averaged ankle repositioning errors were significantly correlated with the co-contraction indexes between left tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles (TA/MG CoI) (r = 0.67, p = 0.006), and showed a trend towards a relationship with the right TA/MG CoI (r = 0.47, p = 0.079). TA/MG CoI from both ankles were further related to the magnitude of the total impact force on landing (r = 0.54 and 0.53, respectively; p < 0.05). We concluded that male basketball players with less accurate ankle joint sense adopted greater co-contraction of ankle dorsiflexors and platarflexors, which was in turn associated with greater impact force at the moment of landing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30668
ISSN: 0304-3940
EISSN: 1872-7972
DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2007.01.068
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

8
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 11, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

8
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 15, 2017

Page view(s)

39
Last Week
0
Last month
Checked on Oct 15, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.