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Effect of 8-week treadmill running with peroneal muscle functional electrical stimulation on laterally deviated centre of plantar pressure position and star excursion balance test performance

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posted on 2021-09-24, 13:05 authored by Zoe Bamber, Patrick WheelerPatrick Wheeler, Ian Swain, Daniel FongDaniel Fong
Introduction: Ankle sprain is a common injury that can have long-term sequelae resulting in pain, swelling and a reduction of physical activity participation. Previous research has shown a laterally deviated centre of pressure (COP) during running gait increases the risk of lateral ankle sprain. As a method of altering COP, electrical stimulation has been considered.
Method: A group of 14 healthy males were randomly allocated to case control groups which were single blinded. The intervention involved an 8-week training programme of functional electrical stimulation to the peroneal muscles during treadmill running, with a sham control group. Outcomes were COP position and star excursion balance test. Statistical analysis was through SPSS using a combination of MANOVA, T-tests and Wilcoxon signed rank
Results: There was a significant difference in the results post intervention at max pressure for intervention M = 0.7 (±0.7) and control M = -6.0 (±4.6) conditions; t(6) = -2.9, p < 0.05
Conclusion: It has been demonstrated that FES can alter COP during max pressure in running gait after an 8-week training programme, although carry over effect appears limited and further testing is required.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering

Volume

8

Pages

1-9

Publisher

Sage

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The authors

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Sage under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-05-13

Publication date

2021-08-20

Copyright date

2021

eISSN

2055-6683

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Daniel Fong. Deposit date: 4 June 2021

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