Acute effect of percussion massage applied on quadriceps with Hypervolt device on range of motion and performance
Ayhan Canbulut1, Görkem Kıyak2, Sabriye Ercan2, Cem Çetin2
1Sports Medicine Clinic, Isparta City Hospital, Isparta, Turkiye
2Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkiye
Keywords: Percussion, massage, power, range of motion
Objective: The aim of our study is to investigate the effect of percussion massage applied to the quadriceps muscle with a Hypervolt device on range of motion (ROM), jumping, agility and anaerobic performance.
Material and Methods: Total of 24 (41.7% female, 58.3% male) healthy individuals with mean age of 22.04±1.19 years participated in the study. A cross-randomization method with a 72-hour washout period was used throughout the study. Percussion massage (Hyperice, California, USA) was applied to the dominant quadriceps muscle of the participants lying in the supine position for 8 minutes at a frequency of 30 Hz using the flat head of the Hypervolt device. ROM, vertical jump, T Drill Test and Wingate anaerobic performance tests (WAnT) were evaluated.
Results: Hip flexion ROM of the participants increased significantly after percussion massage with Hypervolt (p=0.02). There was no significant difference in vertical jump and T Drill Test results and ROM measurements other than hip flexion after percussion massage with Hypervolt (p˃0.05). WAnT results were found to be decreased (p<0.05).
Conclusion: While percussion massage device has positive effects on joint range of motion, they have no effect on jumping and agility performance. However, there was a decrease in anaerobic power output. Percussion devices such as Hypervolt which are utilized for warming up may reduce anaerobic performance.
Cite this article as: Canbulut A, Kiyak G, Ercan S, Cetin C. Acute effect of percussion massage applied on quadriceps with Hypervolt device on range of motion and performance. Turk J Sports Med. 2023 Feb 12th; https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0712
*: The summary of this study was presented as an oral presentation at the 1st International/4th National Health Services Congress to be held between 10-12 June 2022.
This study was approved by the Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine Scientific Research Ethics Committee (approval number 240, date: 13.07.2021).
Concept: AC, SE, CÇ; Design: AC, SE, CÇ; Pervision: AC, SE, CÇ; Materials: AC, GK; Data Collection and Processing: AC, GK; Analysis and Interprepation: SE; Literature Review: AC, GK, SE; Writing Manuscript: AC, GK, SE, CÇ; Critical Reviews: AC, GK, SE, CÇ.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.