Effects of a massage protocol in tensiomyographic and myotonometric proprieties
Pérez Bellmunt, Albert
González Rueda, Vanessa
Background: Pre-competition massage is usually used to improve athletic performance and reduce risk of injury. Despite its usual use, the effects of pre-competition massage on neuromuscular function have barely been studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the pre-competition massage over the gastrocnemius neuromuscular function. Method: The study is a quasi-experimental clinical trial thirty healthy athletes were enrolled in the study. Subjects received an intervention in one leg (experimental), consisting of a massage, and no intervention in the opposite leg (control). From all values of neuromuscular function, the following were analyzed: contraction time (Tc) and maximal displacement (Dm) by tensiomyography, and stiffness and tone by myotonometry. Results: Main effects of pre-competition massage on neuromuscular function include a significant (p < 0.05) increase in Tc and Dm variables, as well as a reduction in stiffness and tone. Conclusion: Data shows an increase in Tc and maximal radial displacement (Dm) variables, as well as a reduction in stiffness and tone. More quality studies are needed to draw clear conclusions about the effects of pre-competition massage.
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Pérez-Bellmunt, Albert; Labata-Lezaun, Noé; Llurda-Almuzara, Luis [et al.]. Effects of a massage protocol in tensiomyographic and myotonometric proprieties. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18(8), 3891. Disponible en: <https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/8/3891>. Fecha de acceso: 13 abr. 2021. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18083891
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