New study shows better way to easily assess knee muscle function

Measurement of the phase angle (PhA) from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) can be explored as a quick and non-invasive method to measure muscle activity and strength, especially useful in people with weaker or still-developing muscles. Scientists from Japan now report that both, whole-body and thigh PhA can be used to assess the knee extensors' contractile properties, but thigh PhA is the preferred predictor for knee extensor strength.

New study shows better way to easily assess knee muscle function
Measurement of the phase angle (PhA) from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) can be explored as a quick and non-invasive method to measure muscle activity and strength, especially useful in people with weaker or still-developing muscles. Scientists from Japan now report that both, whole-body and thigh PhA can be used to assess the knee extensors' contractile properties, but thigh PhA is the preferred predictor for knee extensor strength.