Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-6
So-Min Joo, Hee-Joo Kim, Dong-Yeop Lee , Ji-Heon Hong, Jae-Ho Yu and Jin-Seop Kim*
*Author for correspondence
Jin-Seop Kim Department of Physical therapy, Sunmoon University, Chung-Nam, Korea; [email protected],
Objectives This study aims to investigate the effect of pennation angle and surface Electromyography (sEMG) activity of medial gastrocnemius on different heights of high heels by using ultrasonography and sEMG. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Twenty eight healthy young females participate in this study. In order to measure the pennation angle and sEMG activity of medial gastrocnemius, we instructed subjects to stand barefoot and wearing two high heels (5 cm and 10 cm). We measured ultrasonography and sEMG activities for three times on three conditions (barefoot, 5 cm, 10 cm) repeatedly and used the mean of measurement values. One-way repeated ANOVA was used to see the difference of individual intervention and Bonferroni’s correction for post-hoc was used to that. Findings: Pennation angle and sEMG activities in medial gastrocnemius showed significant differences on three conditions (barefoot, 5 cm, 10 cm). Improvements/Applications: Furthermore, measurement of muscle activity using ultrasonography is considered useful way because pennation angle and sEMG activity in medial gastrocnemius increased in accordance with the increasing height of heels identically.
Keywords: Electromyography Activity. Heel Height, Pennation Angle, Ultrasonography Image
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