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Table 5 Mean EMG activation times (msec), of lower limb muscles, for the three ankle brace conditions with open (OE) and closed eyes (CE) (N = 33)

From: The effect of different skin-ankle brace application pressures on quiet single-limb balance and electromyographic activation onset of lower limb muscles

  Peroneous longous Gastrocnemius Rectus Femoris Biceps Femoris
Ankle brace condition OE CE OE CE OE CE OE CE
Without brace 31.7 ± 6.3 30.7 ± 6.4 33.06 ± 7.07 32.3 ± 6.4 117.06 ± 31.2 117.87 ± 35.9 118.5 ± 27.1 123.8 ± 34.7
With brace (30 kPa) 31.2 ± 5.2 31.1 ± 6.8 32.2 ± 5.4 31.5 ± 6.7 111.8 ± 22.1 125.1 ± 28.4 118.8 ± 26.4 143.1 ± 42.8
With brace (60 kPa) 31.6 ± 5.5 30.5 ± 6.3 32.5 ± 7.3 32.2 ± 6.1 127.8 ± 35.1 121.69 ± 26.2 119.2 ± 27.5 123.5 ± 25.4