Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1180-1183
Date of Publication: 11-08-2015
A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY OF VASTUS MEDIALIS OBLIQUE MUSCLE DURING SQUATS ON DIFFERENT SURFACES
Kunjal Parekh *, Madhuri Gaur .
Jr. Lecturer, BITS Institute of Physiotherapy, Varnama, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
Corresponding author: Dr. Kunjal Parekh, Jr. Lecturer, BITS Institute of Physiotherapy, Varnama, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
Aim: The aim of the study was to examine the effects of squat exercises performed on different surfaces on the activity of the Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) muscle.
Method: Forty healthy subjects performed squat exercises for five seconds each on three different support surfaces: concrete floor, foam, and rubber discs. As the subjects performed the squat exercises on each surface, data on the activity of the vastus medialis oblique was collected using electromyography.
Results: The activity of the vastus medialis oblique and was found to be statistically significantly higher (p<0.05) on rubber discs than when the squats were performed on concrete floor or foam.
Conclusion: The activation of vastus medialis obilique is more on unstable surfaces. Hence they are more suitable strengthening of VMO.
KEY WORDS: Vastus medialis oblique, Electromyography, Support surfaces.
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Kunjal Parekh, Madhuri Gaur. A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY OF VASTUS MEDIALIS OBLIQUE MUSCLE DURING SQUATS ON DIFFERENT SURFACES. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(4):1180-1183. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.164