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Effects of a Massage Protocol in Tensiomyographic and Myotonometric Proprieties

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, c/Josep Trueta s/n., 08195 Barcelona, Spain
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ACTIUM Research Group, 08195 Barcelona, Spain
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Faculty of Health Sciences, Unviersity of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Science, Istambul Univeristy-Cerraphpasa, Istanbul 34147, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Pantelis T. Nikolaidis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 3891; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083891
Received: 3 March 2021 / Revised: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 3 April 2021 / Published: 8 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Exercise and Health)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: massage; musculoskeletal manipulations; sport; physical therapy; athletic performance; muscle tonus massage; musculoskeletal manipulations; sport; physical therapy; athletic performance; muscle tonus
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Pérez-Bellmunt, A.; Labata-Lezaun, N.; Llurda-Almuzara, L.; Rodríguez-Sanz, J.; González-Rueda, V.; Bueno-Gracia, E.; Celik, D.; López-de-Celis, C. Effects of a Massage Protocol in Tensiomyographic and Myotonometric Proprieties. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083891

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Pérez-Bellmunt A, Labata-Lezaun N, Llurda-Almuzara L, Rodríguez-Sanz J, González-Rueda V, Bueno-Gracia E, Celik D, López-de-Celis C. Effects of a Massage Protocol in Tensiomyographic and Myotonometric Proprieties. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083891

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Pérez-Bellmunt, Albert; Labata-Lezaun, Noé; Llurda-Almuzara, Luis; Rodríguez-Sanz, Jacobo; González-Rueda, Vanessa; Bueno-Gracia, Elena; Celik, Derya; López-de-Celis, Carlos. 2021. "Effects of a Massage Protocol in Tensiomyographic and Myotonometric Proprieties" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 8: 3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083891

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