The purpose of this study was to clarify how patellar tendon strap affects on electromyographic activity of quadriceps muscles during drop landing. Four healthy male athlete participants made three drop landings with/without strap and acceptable landing trials were analysed. There was a marginal delay for vastus lateralis onset timing for strapping condition and this may be one of the main contributions of strapping for decreasing knee pain during athletic activities.
Utku, Burkay; Amca, Arif Mithat; and Aritan, Serdar
"EFFECTS OF PATELLAR TENDON STRAP ON ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY OF QUADRICEPS MUSCLES DURING DROP LANDING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 178.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/178