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Effects of Calf Muscle Massage on the Balance

종아리 근육 마사지가 균형에 미치는 효과

  • Roh, Hyo-Lyun (Department of Physical therapy, Kangwon National University)
  • 노효련 (강원대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 20150931
  • Accepted : 2015.10.09
  • Published : 2015.12.31

Abstract

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of calf muscle massage on the balance of low extremities and flexibility of both ankles. Methods. The subjects were 16 healthy adults(men 8, women 8). The group was applied effleurage, tapotement, pressure forms of massage on their calf muscles. The intervention was offered during 3 minutes per one leg, to a total of 6 minutes. We assessed their balance and flexibility of both ankles using Functional reaching test(FRT) and One leg standing test(OLST) with trampoline before and after applying massage. Results. In this study, the data shows the ability of FRT and the ability of OLST with trampoline is improved in massage group. Conclusions. These results suggest that massages help to improve the balance of low extremities and the flexibility of both ankles.

Keywords

Ankle;Balance;Massage

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