Activation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task

Hides, Julie A., Beall, Paula, Franettovich Smith, Melinda M., Stanton, Warren, Miokovic, Tanja and Richardson, Carolyn (2016) Activation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task. Physical Therapy in Sport, 17 19-23. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.06.001

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Author Hides, Julie A.
Beall, Paula
Franettovich Smith, Melinda M.
Stanton, Warren
Miokovic, Tanja
Richardson, Carolyn
Title Activation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task
Journal name Physical Therapy in Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-1600
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.06.001
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 17
Start page 19
End page 23
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To investigate the pattern of muscle activation of the individual hip adductor muscles using a standardised simulated unilateral weight-bearing task.
Design: A repeated measures design.
Setting: Laboratory.
Participants: 20 healthy individuals (11 females, 9 males) participated in the study. Age ranged from 20 to 25 years.
Main outcome measurements: Surface electromyography recordings from adductor magnus and adductor longus muscles were taken at levels representing 10–50% of body weight during a simulated weight-bearing task. Electromyography (EMG) data were normalised to maximal voluntary isometric contraction.
Results: The adductor magnus was recruited at significantly higher levels than the adductor longus muscle during a simulated weight-bearing task performed across 10–50% of body weight (p < 0.01).
Conclusions: Adductor magnus and adductor longus muscles are recruited to different extents during a simulated weight-bearing task. This information should be considered when selecting exercises for management and prevention of groin strains. Closed chain exercises with weight-bearing through the lower limb are more likely to recruit the adductor magnus muscle over the adductor longus muscle.
Keyword Adductor longus
Adductor magnus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 12 June 2015

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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