RESEARCH ARTICLE


Tensiomyography in Physical Rehabilitation of High Level Athletes



Pedro S. Dias1, *, Joan S. Fort2, Daniel A. Marinho1, 3, Albano Santos1, Mario C. Marques1, 3
1 University of Beira Interior, Sport Sciences Department (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal)
2 Universidade de Barcelona, Instituto Nacional de Educação Física da Catalunha, (INEFC, Barcelona, Spain)
3 Research Centre in Sports, Health and Human Development (CIDESD, Vila Real, Portugal)


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Abstract

The proprieties of a skeletal muscle were examined using the method Tensiomyography (TMG) in team sports high-level athletes who contracted a skeletal muscle injury, lesion confirmed by a magnetic resonance image (MRI). The analysis by the TMG is performed during the rehabilitation process, a non-invasive method, allowing the recording of chances in muscle following parameters: Td (time of reaction); Tc (time of contraction); Dm (maximum displacement); Tr (time of relaxation) and Ts (time of during contraction). Therefore, the aim of the study is to analyze the muscular reaction to the process of rehabilitation training.

Keywords: Skeletal muscle, muscle injury, tensiomyography, muscle reaction.