Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study was to determine if a wearable neuromuscular device (WND) was successful in reducing knee valgus angle (VA), and increasing electromyography (EMG) activity of the gluteus maximus (Gmax), gluteus medius (GMed), medial hamstrings (junction of the semimembranosis and semitendinosis), and vastus medialis oblique (VMO) in female collegiate soccer players during a countermovement jump (CMJ). 15 female soccer players, were recruited to partake in a 6 week study. Over the intervention period, the intervention group (n=8) wore a WND, during active rest. It was hypothesized that the WND group would display a decreased VA and increase in EMG activity of the 4 muscles, during a CMJ, when compared to the control group (n=7). No significant difference was found between the control and intervention groups between pre and post testing (p