Effects of plantar flexion stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive age group swimmers
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Beason, Ricki, Murphy, Sarah, Musch, Abbey, Pham, Ly and Dana Sanders. 2013. Effects of Plantar Flexion Stretching on Flutter Kicking Time in Competitive Age Group Swimmers -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.71-72
This investigation examined the effects of plantar flexion (PF) stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive swimmers. A single blind randomized control study was performed with 19 male and female Wichita Swim Club members (13-17 years old), who were divided into two groups: control or stretching. The stretching group performed PF stretches five times a week for 15 minutes a day. Pre-test measures for PF and 50 yard flutter kicking times were recorded initially then retested after four weeks. Results showed a small significant difference between PF stretching versus no stretching on flutter kicking speed in competitive age group swimmers.
Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.
Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions