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Muscular tension significantly affects stability in standing posture

Author
Tassani, S.; Font-Llagunes, J.M.; González Ballester, Miguel A.; Noailly, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Gait and posture
Date of publication
2019-02-01
Volume
68
First page
220
Last page
226
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.11.034 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/127822 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966636218306490 Open in new window
Abstract
Muscular co-contraction is a strategy commonly used by elders with the aim to increase stability. However, co-contraction leads to stiffness which in turns reduces stability. Some literature seems to suggest an opposite approach and to point out relaxation as a way to improve stability. Teaching relaxation is therefore becoming the aim of many studies letting unclear whether tension or relaxation are the most effective muscular strategy to improve stability. Relaxation is a misleading concept in...
Citation
Tassani, S. [et al.]. Muscular tension significantly affects stability in standing posture. "Gait and posture", 1 Febrer 2019, vol. 68, p. 220-226.
Keywords
Analysis Muscular, Stability postural, Tension muscular relaxation
Group of research
BIOMEC - Biomechanical Engineering Lab
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre

Participants

  • Tassani, Simone  (author)
  • Font Llagunes, Josep Maria  (author)
  • González Ballester, Miguel A.  (author)
  • Noailly, Jérôme  (author)