Date of Award

11-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science.

Faculty

Computing, Health And Science

First Advisor

Professor Ken Nosaka

Abstract

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is widely used in rehabilitation and sport training, and alternating current and pulsed current EMS are commonly used. However, no systematic comparison between alternating and pulsed current EMS has been made in the previous studies. The main aim of this research was to compare acute physiological responses between the alternating and pulsed current EMS. The secondary purpose of the research was to investigate further muscle damage induced by EMS-evoked isometric contractions. Three experimental studies were conducted in the thesis project together with literature review about EMS.

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