Acute effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with varying degrees of blood flow restriction on muscular, cardiovascular and perceptual variables

Head, P., Waldron, Mark, Theis, Nicola ORCID: 0000-0002-0775-1355 and Patterson, Stephen D. (2019) Acute effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with varying degrees of blood flow restriction on muscular, cardiovascular and perceptual variables. Physiotherapy, 105. e110-e111. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2018.11.091

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Abstract

Purpose: Recovery from lower limb fracture, surgery or injury often requires a period of immobilisation, which leads to significant declines in muscular strength and size, ranging from 0.3–4.2% per day. A common technique used to attenuate muscle atrophy during immobilisation is neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). However, a more recently utilised intervention is blood flow restriction (BFR). During immobilisation, isolated NMES and BFR have both been shown to reduce muscular atrophy, but not strength declines. Recently, NMES combined with BFR has been investigated and led to increased muscular strength and size in healthy participants and those with spinal cord injuries, compared with NMES and BFR alone. The mechanisms and safety of NMES combined with BFR is currently unknown. The aim of the present study was to discover the acute effects of NMES combined with varying degrees of BFR on muscular, cardiovascular and perceptual variables.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation; Blood flow restriction; Physiology
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 13:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 13:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8773

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