Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Exercise Test -- methods
Twenty-five male subjects between the ages of 20 and 41 were tested on the KinCom isokinetic dynamometer to obtain peak torque values for the bilateral ankle plantarflexor muscle groups at 60 degrees/second. The subjects were also tested for vertical height jump (VHJ) and body composition to determine correlation between isokinetic plantarflexion peak torque and vertical height jump capacity.. VHJ was multiplied by the participant's body weight to obtain the vertical height jump power index (VHJPI). The results indicate that there was no significant correlation between VHJPI and peak torque of bilateral plantarflexion using the parameter of isokinetic peak torque.
Anderson, Eric H., "Correlation Between Isokinetic Plantarflexion versus Vertical Height Jump Power Index" (1997). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 18.