Department of Physical Therapy Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Document Type

Thesis - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

Copyright Statement

All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of Nova Southeastern University. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.

Department

College of Health Care Sciences - Physical Therapy Department

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1998

Publisher

Nova Southeastern University

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to see if vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis ratios (VMO/VL) could be increased by widening the squat stance and/or by performing deeper ranges of knee flexion.

Subjects: Fifteen Nova Southeastern University physical therapy students.

Methods: Two squats, one with a narrow stance and one with a wide stance were performed. Each squat was performed through three ranges, 30°, 60°, and 90° of knee flexion.

Results: No significant results were found between the squat stances for VMO/VL ratios. Significant differences were found between the ranges of knee flexion for VMO/VL ratios.

Discussion: Contrary to popular theory, it appears the VMO is increasingly active through increasing ranges of knee flexion during the squat.

Disciplines

Physical Therapy

To access this thesis/dissertation you must have a valid nova.edu OR mynsu.nova.edu email address and create an account for NSUWorks.

Share

 
COinS