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  • MVIC's for Tilt Platform Ankle Perturbation

    Dear All,

    I am currently conducting a study on reaction time and muscle activity during an ankle perturbation, using a tilt platform simulating a lateral ankle sprain mechanism.

    When calculating EMG magnitude, are MVIC's required?

    In numerous research papers conducting similar studies, MVIC's have not been used although they have not stated why. I would suggest a rationale that the reaction time occurs in a period of miiliseconds, far quicker than conscious control allows. I feel that performing static MVIC's does not reflect muscle activity during forced dynamic movements.

    Any thoughts or opinions would be of great help

    Thank you in advance.

    Peter Thain

    Postgraduate MSc by Research Student
    University of Hertfordshire
    England, UK
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