ARTICLE – abstract
effects of superimpose electrical stimulation technique on physical
functions of healthy quadriceps femoris muscle
Taspinar, Ummuhan Bas Aslan, Betul Taspinar
School of Physical Therapy, Denizli, Turkey
technique is an application of an
electrical stimulation during a voluntary muscle contraction. The
purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of superimpose
training on Quadriseps Femoris (QF) muscle function including strength,
and functional performance and to compare the effectiveness of SE
technique with resistive training or electrical stimulation (ES) on QF
muscle function in untrained healthy young adults.
untrained healthy subjects with mean age of 22.43±1.12
(range 21-26) years aged participated in this study. Of the 52.1%
sample was men. The subjects were divided into three training groups
as; resistive exercises group (REG) (n=17), electrical stimulation
group (ESG) (n=15) and superimpose training group (SIG) (n=16).
Training was carried out on dominant side leg of the subjects 3
sessions per week for 6 weeks. The subjects were assessed at before and
after training period. QF muscle strength were assessed by 1 max
repetitions test, hand hold dynamometer, and functional performance
were assessed by one leg hop, triple hop, vertical jump tests.
training, both muscle strength tests, and all functional tests were
positively changed in all three training groups (p<0.05). When
we compared the training groups, there were no differences regarding
outcome variables between groups (p>0.05).The results indicate
that training techniques including superimpose, electrical stimulation
and resistance training had positive effects on QF muscle strength and
function (p<0.05), but there is no superiority on each others
joints, quadriceps femoris, training, superimpose, strength.