Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study was to identify clinical measures, that could be used to recognise individuals at an increased risk of ankle sprain based upon lateral centre of pressure (COP) patterns during running gait. A convenience sample of young healthy males (n=32) were recruited and assessed using basic anthropometric measures and questionnaires. Treadmill running COP patterns were collected using Novel pressure insoles. This study identified a model based upon the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool, external rotation at the knee, and height, could predict an individual‘s COP distribution with an 84.4% accuracy. The outcome from the study could be used as a quick measure to identify individuals at potential increased risk of lateral ankle sprain.