Recent research shows that distinct loading of the Achilles tendon influences the properties of the tendon. How this effects the function of the triceps surae muscle tendon unit is nevertheless unclear. Therefore this project aims to investigate the influence of chronic adaptations of the Achilles tendon to loading patterns on the biomechanical function. The main goal is to examine the roles that distinct tendon properties exert on the muscle-tendon unit in functional movements.
The role of muscle and tendon properties in the mechanical function of the human lower limbs