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Wearing a sports compression garment on the performance of visuomotor tracking following eccentric exercise: A pilot study

Pearce, Alan J and Kidgell, Dawson J and Grikepelis, Luke A and Carlson, John S (2009) Wearing a sports compression garment on the performance of visuomotor tracking following eccentric exercise: A pilot study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (4). pp. 500-502. ISSN 1440-2440

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Abstract

Clinical compression garments have been shown to improve functional control in patients with motor impairments, however, investigation in functional control has not been observed whilst wearing sports compression garments. This pilot study assessed motor control changes in the bicep brachii muscle following a bout of eccentric exercise designed to induce delayed onset muscle soreness for intervals up to 14 days after exercise. Eight male participants performed 35 maximal isokinetic eccentric extensions at 90° s−1. Participants where then randomly divided into one of two groups to perform a one-dimensional elbow flexion/extension visuomotor tracking task; one group wore a sports compression garment during the task, the other acted as control (no garment). The group who wore the compression garment performed the tracking task significantly better immediately post-exercise, and at days 1, 2 and 3 post-exercise (p ≤ 0.05). Non-significant but large and moderate effects sizes (ES), in tracking, were found between the two groups on day 5 (ES = 1.3) and day 7 (ES = 0.7), respectively. Further research is necessary to elucidate these preliminary findings, however, the results suggest that the wearing of sports compression garments post-eccentric exercise has a positive effect on functional motor control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18359, visuomotor, compression garments, eccentric exercise, kinesis
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 02:54
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 05:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4524
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.06.002
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