Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury research has received much attention over the past 20 years. In this time, there have been many laboratory based clinical movement protocols developed to help characterise an individual’s injury risk in sport. Though many testing procedures exists, there is a paucity of research verifying the inter-lab reliability of these testing protocols. This places practical limitations on the ability to compare or share motion data between testing centres. The aim of this research was to help bridge this gap by assessing the inter-lab repeatability of an established sidestepping protocol. Results showed the inter-lab kinematics of unplanned sidestepping are repeatable .02) verifying this experimental protocol as a dependable between testing centres.
Donnelly, Cyril; Weir, Gillian; Jackson, Chris; Alderson, Jacqueline; Sharir, Raihana; Rafeuddin, Radin; Vanrenterghem, Jos; and Robinson, Mark
"THE INTER-LABORATORY REPEATABILITY OF UNPLANNED SIDESTEPPING KINEMATICS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 136.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/136