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.

Authors: Bamber, Z.A., Wheeler, P.C., Swain, I.D. and Fong, D.T.

Journal: J Rehabil Assist Technol Eng

Volume: 8

Pages: 20556683211021526

eISSN: 2055-6683

DOI: 10.1177/20556683211021526

Abstract:

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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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

Authors: Swain, I.

Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering

Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)

ISSN: 2055-6683

Abstract:

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35587/

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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.

Authors: Bamber, Z.A., Wheeler, P.C., Swain, I.D. and Fong, D.T.

Journal: Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering

Volume: 8

Pages: 20556683211021526

eISSN: 2055-6683

ISSN: 2055-6683

DOI: 10.1177/20556683211021526

Abstract:

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35587/

Source: Europe PubMed Central