View Full Version : Measuring and training eccentric plantar flexor strength

11-16-2006, 01:56 PM
Dear readers,

I am interested in assessing and training concentric & eccentric strength of the plantar flexors at different velocities up to at least 300 deg/sec as well do an isometric MVC. I would also like the options of testing passive tension at 1 (or 5) deg/sec or at a pre-determined torque (10-15 Nm) and possibly to a set ROM. I have limited funds to do this and therefore am looking for cost effective methods. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I will post a summary of responses.

Thank you in advance,

John Whitting
PhD Candidate
Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
Wollongong NSW 2522

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Email: jww50@uow.edu.au
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