The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ankle and hip muscle fatigue on motor adjustments (experiment 1) and symmetry (experiment 2) of postural control during a quiet standing task. Twenty-three young adults performed a bipedal postural task on separate force platforms, before and after a bilateral ankle and hip muscle fatigue protocol (randomized). Ankle and hip muscles were fatigued separately using a standing calf raise protocol (ankle fatigue) on a step and flexion and extension of the hip (hip fatigue) sitting on a chair, at a controlled movement frequency (0.5Hz), respectively. In both experiments, force, center of pressure, and electromyography parameters were measured. The symmetry index was used in experiment 2 to analyze the postural asymmetry in the parameters. Our main findings showed that muscle fatigue impaired postural stability, regardless of the fatigued muscle region (i.e., ankle or hip). In addition, young adults used an ankle motor strategy (experiment 1) before and after both the ankle and hip muscle fatigue protocols. Moreover, we found increased asymmetry between the lower limbs (experiment 2) during the quiet standing task after muscle fatigue. Thus, we can conclude that the postural motor strategy is not muscle fatigue joint-dependent and a fatigue task increases postural asymmetry, regardless of the fatigued region (hip or ankle). These findings could be applied in sports training and rehabilitation programs with the objective of reducing the fatigue effects on asymmetry and improving balance.

Motor strategy during postural control is not muscle fatigue joint-dependent, but muscle fatigue increases postural asymmetry / Penedo, Tiago; Polastri, Paula Favaro; Rodrigues, Sérgio Tosi; Santinelli, Felipe Balistieri; Costa, Elisa de Carvalho; Imaizumi, Luis Felipe Itikawa; Barbieri, Ricardo Augusto; Barbieri, Fabio Augusto. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - ELETTRONICO. - 16:2(2021), pp. e0247395.1-e0247395.21. [10.1371/journal.pone.0247395]

Motor strategy during postural control is not muscle fatigue joint-dependent, but muscle fatigue increases postural asymmetry

Barbieri, Ricardo Augusto;
2021

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ankle and hip muscle fatigue on motor adjustments (experiment 1) and symmetry (experiment 2) of postural control during a quiet standing task. Twenty-three young adults performed a bipedal postural task on separate force platforms, before and after a bilateral ankle and hip muscle fatigue protocol (randomized). Ankle and hip muscles were fatigued separately using a standing calf raise protocol (ankle fatigue) on a step and flexion and extension of the hip (hip fatigue) sitting on a chair, at a controlled movement frequency (0.5Hz), respectively. In both experiments, force, center of pressure, and electromyography parameters were measured. The symmetry index was used in experiment 2 to analyze the postural asymmetry in the parameters. Our main findings showed that muscle fatigue impaired postural stability, regardless of the fatigued muscle region (i.e., ankle or hip). In addition, young adults used an ankle motor strategy (experiment 1) before and after both the ankle and hip muscle fatigue protocols. Moreover, we found increased asymmetry between the lower limbs (experiment 2) during the quiet standing task after muscle fatigue. Thus, we can conclude that the postural motor strategy is not muscle fatigue joint-dependent and a fatigue task increases postural asymmetry, regardless of the fatigued region (hip or ankle). These findings could be applied in sports training and rehabilitation programs with the objective of reducing the fatigue effects on asymmetry and improving balance.
2021
Motor strategy during postural control is not muscle fatigue joint-dependent, but muscle fatigue increases postural asymmetry / Penedo, Tiago; Polastri, Paula Favaro; Rodrigues, Sérgio Tosi; Santinelli, Felipe Balistieri; Costa, Elisa de Carvalho; Imaizumi, Luis Felipe Itikawa; Barbieri, Ricardo Augusto; Barbieri, Fabio Augusto. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - ELETTRONICO. - 16:2(2021), pp. e0247395.1-e0247395.21. [10.1371/journal.pone.0247395]
Penedo, Tiago; Polastri, Paula Favaro; Rodrigues, Sérgio Tosi; Santinelli, Felipe Balistieri; Costa, Elisa de Carvalho; Imaizumi, Luis Felipe Itikawa; Barbieri, Ricardo Augusto; Barbieri, Fabio Augusto
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