Special Issue "Human Skeletal Muscle and Tendon Characteristics in Sport and Rehabilitation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2021.
Interests: Skeletal muscle sensory-motor and elastic properties in relation to muscle pain and training.
Interests: His current project is “central and peripheral fatigue in sports team games”. Research interest is also focused on the assessment of viscoelastic properties in fatigue and motor control training.
Interests: Dr. Klich's research focuses on sport and exercise physiology and biomechanics, specifically in the mechanical and morphological properties of rotator cuff muscles. Dr. Klich currently investigates central and peripheral factors of fatigue and the influence of injury.
Mechanical loadings may provoke alterations of the morphological properties and viscoelasticity of tendons and muscles. In this case, tendon loadings may affect muscle properties (e.g., tendon thickness and viscoelastic characteristics of the muscle belly). During repetitive sports actions, fatigue induces modifications in muscle characteristics, such as stiffness and creep, and in the synchronization of synergic muscle activity, which in turn results in non-functional kinematics. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate both the morphological and viscoelastic properties of muscles and tendons during fatigue exercise. The investigated area may include a whole series of different measurements (i.e., myotonometry, ultrasonography, and algometry). The greatest advantage of those measurements is the direct monitoring of overloading and fatigue alterations in muscle properties. Additionally, final findings might be assessed in sport science, medicine, rehabilitation, and public health, as a preventive method.
This research topic “Human Skeletal Muscle and Tendon Characteristics in Sport and Rehabilitation” determines the link between recreational activity, professional sports performance, rehab, and well-being. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Recreational activity as a benefit for health.
- Optimization of sports performance by investigating muscle mechanical (viscoelastic), morphological, and architectonical properties.
- Skeletal muscle monitoring as an injury preventive method.
- Muscle and tendon characteristics in rehabilitation and medicine.
- Optimization of rehab and athletic training after musculoskeletal injuries.
- Digitalization in in modern sport and medicine.
Best Regards,Prof. Adam Kawczyński
Prof. Dariusz Mroczek
Dr. Sebastian Klich
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- mechanical properties
- muscle stiffness