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Vastus medialis oblique

Lauren C Benson, Thomas G Almonroeder, Kristian M O'Connor
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common among runners and those recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Training programs designed to prevent or treat injuries often include balance training, although balance interventions have been reported to coincide with more knee injuries. Knowledge of the effect of balance exercises on knee mechanics may be useful when designing training programs. High knee abduction moment has been implicated in the development of PFP, and imbalance between vastus lateralis (VL) and vastus medialis oblique (VMO) may contribute to patellofemoral stress...
December 24, 2016: Human Movement Science
Mihyang Chang, Lindsay V Slater, Revay O Corbett, Joseph M Hart, Jay Hertel
The lumbo-pelvic-hip core complex consists of musculoskeletal structures that stabilize the spine and pelvis, however fatigue may affect muscle recruitment, active muscle stiffness and trunk kinematics, compromising trunk stability. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk muscle activation patterns, and trunk and lower extremity kinematics during walking gait before and after exercise. Surface electrodes were placed over the rectus abdominis, external oblique, erector spinae, gluteus medius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis of twenty-five healthy inidviduals...
November 9, 2016: Gait & Posture
Reza Mazaheri, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Gelareh Radmehr, Farzin Halabchi, Hooman Angoorani
BACKGROUND: Due to biomechanical differences, various patterns of muscle contraction are expected to occur while walking over ground versus when walking on a treadmill. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare amplitude and duration of activation of selected trunk and lower extremity muscles during over-ground and treadmill walking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a simple sampling method, 19 sedentary healthy men within the age range of 20 - 40 were selected...
September 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
Eun-Kyung Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of gluteus medius activity strengthening due to squat with isometric hip adduction and hip abduction in side-lying exercise on knee joint function index and pain in meniscal surgery patients. [Subjects and Methods] This study selected sample of 26 patients who had meniscal surgery more than 4 weeks ago. The patients were divided into squat with isometric hip adduction exercise group I (n=8), hip abduction in side-lying exercise group II (n=9), and combined exercise group III...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Anna Mika, Łukasz Oleksy, Renata Kielnar, Ewa Wodka-Natkaniec, Magdalena Twardowska, Kamil Kamiński, Zbigniew Małek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess if the application of different methods of active recovery (working the same or different muscle groups from those which were active during fatiguing exercise) results in significant differences in muscle performance and if the efficiency of the active recovery method is dependent upon the specific sport activity (training loads). DESIGN: A parallel group non-blinded trial with repeated measurements. METHODS: Thirteen mountain canoeists and twelve football players participated in this study...
2016: PloS One
Gang Ji, Shengjie Wang, Xiaomeng Wang, Junhang Liu, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
The objective of the present study was to compare the clinical results of the surgical versus nonsurgical treatments of acute primary patellar dislocations with a medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury in the nonoverlap region with the vastus medialis oblique. In this study, 62 patients with an acute patellar dislocation and a concurrent MPFL injury in the nonoverlap region were randomly divided into two groups based on their birth years (even vs. odd years) and received either surgical or nonsurgical treatment...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Lars Donath, Eduard Kurz, Ralf Roth, Lukas Zahner, Oliver Faude
Ageing impairs body balance and increases older adults' fall risk. Balance training can improve intrinsic fall risk factors. However, age comparisons of muscle activity responses during balance tasks are lacking. This study investigated relative muscle activity, muscle coordination and postural sway during various recommended static balance training tasks. Muscle activity (%MVC), amplitude ratios (AR) and co-activity (CAI) were determined during standing tasks for 30s (1: double limb stance on a foam surface, eyes open; 2: double limb stance on firm ground, eyes closed; 3: double limb stance, feet in step position on a foam surface, eyes open; 4: double limb stance, feet in step position on firm ground, eyes closed; 5: single limb stance on firm ground, eyes open) in 20 healthy young adults (24±2 y) and 20 older adults (73±6 y)...
September 2016: Maturitas
Teresa Errigo Vitale, Brianne Mooney, Ashley Vitale, Demitra Apergis, Stephen Wirth, Mark G Grossman
BACKGROUND: The incidence of patellar subluxation or dislocation has been documented up to 43/100,000 with females more prevalent then males. There are many contributing factors involving the hip, knee, and ankle that lead to patellar subluxation. A patellar position of lateral tilt with lateral glide may indicate weakness of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and adductors, increased tightness in the iliotibial band, and overpowering of the vastus lateralis. Patella alta can predispose an individual to lateral dislocation due to the patella placement outside of the femoral trochlear groove with a disadvantage of boney stability...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Corina Nüesch, Dominik Laffer, Cordula Netzer, Geert Pagenstert, Annegret Mündermann
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that walking with increased medio-lateral trunk sway is associated with lower external knee adduction moment and lower extremity muscle activation, and higher external ipsilateral trunk moment and trunk muscle activity than walking with normal trunk sway in healthy participants. Fifteen participants performed walking trials with normal and increased medio-lateral trunk sway. Maximum trunk sway, first maximum knee adduction moment, lateral trunk bending moment, and bilateral vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, gluteus medius, rectus abdominis, external oblique and erector spinae muscle activity were computed...
June 2016: Gait & Posture
Tae-Kyung Lee, So-Mi Park, Sae-Bom Yun, Ae-Ran Lee, Yun-Seob Lee, Min-Sik Yong
[Purpose] The present study investigated the effects of squat exercises with and without a variety of tools including a gym ball, wedge, and elastic band on the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis oblique muscles. [Subjects and Methods] A total of twenty healthy subjects with no history of neurological, musculoskeletal injury, or pain in the lower extremities were recruited. All subjects performed four types of exercise (conventional squat exercise, squat exercise with a gym ball, squat exercise with a wedge, squat exercise with an elastic band)...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Neal R Glaviano, Susan A Saliba
CONTEXT: For individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP), altered muscle activity and pain are common during functional tasks. Clinicians often seek interventions to improve muscle activity and reduce impairments. One intervention that has not been examined in great detail is electrical stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single patterned electrical neuromuscular stimulation (PENS) treatment would alter muscle activity and pain in individuals with PFP during 2 functional tasks, a single-legged squat and a lateral step down...
February 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
M Khoshkhoo, A Killingback, C J Robertson, P J Adds
The vastus medialis oblique (VMO) is thought to be implicated in patellofemoral pain (PFP), and weakness in this portion of the vastus medialis muscle may lead to PFP. Management includes physiotherapy to strengthen the VMO. Although this intervention has been shown to be effective, the effects on the architecture of the muscle have not been investigated. This study aims to determine the changes in VMO architecture following a program of strengthening exercises. Twenty-one male participants underwent an initial ultrasound scan to measure the fiber angle and the insertion level of the VMO on the patella...
September 2016: Clinical Anatomy
Anne Hickey, Diana Hopper, Toby Hall, Catherine Y Wild
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) affects 25% of the general population, occurring 2 times more often in females compared with males. Taping is a valuable component of the management plan for altering lower limb biomechanics and providing pain relief; however, the effects of alternative taping techniques, such as Mulligan knee taping, appear yet to be researched. PURPOSE: To determine whether the Mulligan knee taping technique altered levels of perceived knee pain and lower limb biomechanics during a single-legged squat (SLSq) in adult females with PFP...
May 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jae-Kwang Shim, Ho-Suk Choi, Jun-Ho Shin
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of neuromuscular training on knee joint stability after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 16 adults who underwent arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction and neuromuscular training. The Lysholm scale was used to assess functional disorders on the affected knee joint. A KT-2000 arthrometer was used to measure anterior displacement of the tibia against the femur. Surface electromyography was used to detect the muscle activation of the vastus medialis oblique, vastus lateralis, biceps femoris, and semitendinosus before and after neuromuscular training...
December 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Lori A Bolgla, Mario F Cruz, Lauren Hayes Roberts, Angela Minning Buice, Tori Smith Pou
BACKGROUND: Clinicians routinely prescribe unilateral weight bearing exercises to strengthen the lower extremity. Researchers have primarily examined thigh muscle activation with minimal attention to the hip and trunk muscles. The purpose of this study was to quantify trunk, hip, and thigh muscle activation during these types of exercises. METHODS: Electromyographic (EMG) activity was collected for the abdominal obliques (AO), lumbar extensors (LE), gluteus maximus (GMX), gluteus medius (GM), and vastus medialis (VM) as subjects performed four unilateral weight bearing exercises...
2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Ping Miao, Yi Xu, Cuihuan Pan, Hao Liu, Chuhuai Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose was to investigate the effect of double-leg semisquat with hip adduction on the activation of vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and vastus lateralis (VL) in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). METHODS: Thirty patients with PFPS were designated to the study group, while 30 healthy matched subjects were enrolled in the control group. The activation of VL and VMO was recorded with surface electromyography (EMG) during double-leg semisquat (DS) and double-leg semisquat with hip adduction (DS-HA)...
2015: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Jeong-Ki Park, Dong-Yeop Lee, Jin-Seop Kim, Ji-Heon Hong, Jae-Ho You, In-Mo Park
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of visibility and types of ground surface (stable and unstable) during the performance of squats on the muscle activities of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and vastus lateralis (VL). [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 25 healthy adults in their 20s. They performed squats under four conditions: stable ground surface (SGS) with vision-allowed; unstable ground surface (UGS) with vision-allowed; SGS with vision-blocked; and UGS with vision-blocked...
August 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
P J Marín, M T García-Gutiérrez, M E Da Silva-Grigoletto, T J Hazell
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of performing battling rope exercise with and without the addition of whole-body vibration (WBV) on muscle activity of the leg, trunk, and upper body. METHODS: Twenty-eight recreationally active university students completed 20-s of battling rope undulation for 6 separate conditions: 1) alternating arm motion no WBV -Alt_NoWBV; 2) alternating arm motion 30 Hz low amplitude WBV -Alt_30 Hz-L; 3) alternating arm motion 50 Hz high amplitude -Alt_50 Hz-H; 4) double arm motion no WBV -Double_NoWBV; 5) double arm motion 30Hz low amplitude WBV -Double_30Hz-L; 6) double arm motion 50 'Hz high amplitude -Double_50 Hz-H...
September 2015: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
Matthew S Tenan, Anthony C Hackney, Lisa Griffin
INTRODUCTION: That the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) is a functional unit of the vastus medialis (VM) is disputed. Delayed VMO activation predicts patellofemoral pain, which has higher rates in women. METHODS: Single MUs and surface electromyogram (EMG) were collected from the VMO and VM of 9 men and 9 women. Men were tested once; women were tested during 5 menstrual phases. Coherence was assessed for motor unit (MU) firings within and between the VM and VMO using multilevel logistic models to determine statistical significance...
April 2016: Muscle & Nerve
In Hyouk Hyong
[Purpose] This study evaluated the effective selective activation method of the vastus medialis oblique for knee joint stabilization in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen healthy college students (9 males, 6 females); mean age, height, and weight: 22.2 years, 167.8 cm, and 61.4 kg, respectively) participated. The knee angle was held at 60°. Muscle activities were measured once each during an ordinary squat and a squat accompanied by hip joint adduction. The muscle activities of the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis were measured by electromyography for five seconds while maintaining 60° knee flexion...
June 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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