The present study aimed to evaluate and compare the acute effects of four different short-term recovery methods on the neuromechanical contractile muscle properties, i.e., contraction time and the maximum displacement of the rectus femoris muscle using the TMG method after isometrically induced muscle fatigue. The most important finding of this study was that manual massage could cause immediate positive changes in Dm by reducing muscle stiffness. In addition, vibro-mechanical and manual massage improved muscle tissue by rapidly returning Dm and Tc values to baseline at the PRT measurement. Moreover, the results of our study indicate that muscle fatigue affected both Dm and Tc parameters.


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