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The influence of muscular activation profiles on lower limb biomechanics during a sport-specific landing task

Fox, A, Bonacci, J, McLean, Scott, Spittle, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-6094-5087 and Saunders, N (2015) The influence of muscular activation profiles on lower limb biomechanics during a sport-specific landing task. In: 33 International Conference of Biomechanics in Sports (2015), 29 June 2015-03 July 2015, Poitiers, France.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the muscular activation profiles utilised by female athletes during a sport-specific landing task, and examine the effects of varying profiles on biomechanical anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk factors. Muscular activation profiles were identified from electromyography data using a combination of principal component and cluster analysis methods, with the neuromuscular and biomechanical characteristics of profiles compared. Various muscular activation characteristics contributed to the presence of lower limb biomechanical patterns consistent with ACL injury risk factors. Reduction of ACL injury risk may be achieved by targeting these muscular activation characteristics via neuromuscular training programs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: neuromuscular control; kinematics; kinetics; anterior cruciate ligament
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 03:00
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 04:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32292
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