Musculotendinous stiffness and muscle function

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Lambert, Mike en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Lawrence Wayne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T18:15:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T18:15:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Viljoen, L. 2004. Musculotendinous stiffness and muscle function. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3214
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Musculotendinous stiffness or elasticity is difficult to measure in vivo. Therefore, various procedures have been used in an attempt to quantify the contribution of the elastic properties of muscle and tendon to stretch shortening cycle performance. The results are variable, perhaps as a result of the different techniques utilised. Although several studies have suggested an association between a more compliant muscle-tendon complex, and enhanced stretch shortening cycle performance, this interpretation is not conclusive and needs further testing with particular attention being focused on the non-invasive, in vivo measurement of musculotendinous stiffness. Accordingly, the primary goal of this dissertation was to identify the relationship between the mechanical characteristics of the muscle-tendon complex, in particular tendon stiffness, and stretch shortening cycle muscle function. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Human Biology en_ZA
dc.title Musculotendinous stiffness and muscle function en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Human Biology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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