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Gabriel Ambar ; Beatriz I. R. Oliveira ; Marcela C. Boer ; Ana P. R. G. Cardoso ; Jefferson R. Cardoso ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2010, 14 1

Author: Marcio M. Kawano

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Kawano, Marcio M.; Ambar, Gabriel; Oliveira, Beatriz I.
R.; Boer, Marcela C.; Cardoso, Ana P.
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G.; Cardoso, Jefferson R. Influence of the gastrocnemius muscle on the sit-and-reach test assessed by angular kinematic analysis Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
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2010 © Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia Original Article Influence of the gastrocnemius muscle on the sit-and-reach test assessed by angular kinematic analysis Influência do músculo gastrocnêmio sobre o teste sentar e alcançar avaliada pela análise cinemática angular Marcio M.
Kawano1, Gabriel Ambar2, Beatriz I.
R.
Oliveira2, Marcela C.
Boer2, Ana P.
R.
G.
Cardoso2, Jefferson R.
Cardoso3 Abstract Background: The sit-and-reach test (SRT) used to measure low back and hamstring flexibility is more adequate when combined with hip joint angle (HJA) measurement.
It is supposed that shortening of the gastrocnemius muscle could affect the SRT results. Objectives: The purposes of the study were to investigate the relationship between the HJA and SRT and to verify the influence of the gastrocnemius.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study on healthy subjects.
Two hundred subjects took part in the study: 100 males and 100 females aged 21.2 years (SD=1.7).
The materials used were a sit-and-reach box w...





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