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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Slauga / Nursing (M005)
Author(s): Radžiūnas, Kęstutis;Radžiūnienė, Margarita;Vainoras, Alfonsas;Poderys, Jonas
Title: Associations between muscle myotonometry (a)symmetry and functional movement performance in young women and men
Is part of: Journal of Measurements in Engineering (JME). Kaunas : Public Establishment "Vibroengineering", 2018, vol. 6, no. 1
Extent: p. 53-63
Date: 2018
Note: no. 146
Keywords: Muscle, skeletal;physiology;Muscle tonus;physiology;Biometry;methods
Abstract: Asymmetry of body parts refers to absence of symmetry and unevenly developed body parts in terms of the axis and plane. It has been long ago noticed that no perfectly correct human body exists, and bodies are to a greater or lesser extent asymmetric. A passive way of life, insufficient movement and inappropriate ergonomics of the workplace have a negative impact on the skeletal muscle system, usually resulting in reduced muscle power, static and dynamic muscle endurance, and altered muscle tone. The aim is to determine whether muscle myotonometry parameters are informative in early risk diagnostics to predict the likelihood of skeletal muscle system trauma. The study involved 382 people aged 18-24. Participants were devided into two groups: according to the accumulated composite score. Testing was made one time. The study consisted of functional movement and myotonometry evaluation. The study analyses and presents comparisons of the results depending on the trauma likelihood and sex. In addition, asymmetry of the left and the right body side is investigated. The analysis of the asymmetries (delta) in the frequency of damped oscillations of trapezius, biceps femoris, gastrocnemius (inner and outer part) on the left and right sides of the body demonstrated greater asymmetries between the left and the right sides of the body in the groups of both men and women with a lower chance of trauma. The assessment of asymmetries in femoris rectus and tibialis anterior between the left and the right sides of the body showed differences in the frequency of damped oscillations in all groups. Muscle myotonometry parameters are informative and may be used in early risk diagnostics to predict skeletal muscle system trauma. The asymmetry in tibialis muscle tone between the left and the right leg causes poorer parameters of functional movement performance in women. No associations were found to exist with the ability to perform functional movements in men. [...]
Affiliation(s): Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas
Sporto medicinos klinika
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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