Growth and aging
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of maturation on the relationship between joint asymmetry and side-to-side hip strength differences in adolescent runners. Uninjured adolescent runners (n = 63) were recruited for the study. Participants completed hip strength and three-dimensional testing and were stratified by maturity level. Results demonstrate inconclusive results of the effect of maturation on the relationship between side-to-side joint asymmetry and hip strength differences. This lack of clarity highlights the need for prospective study on running patterns in maturing adolescent runners.
Garcia, Micah C.; Taylor-Haas, Jeffery A.; and Long, Jason T.
"DOES TRUNK ENDURANCE AND HIP STRENGTH RELATE TO LOWER EXTREMITY ASYMMETRY IN ADOLESCENT LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 37
, Article 82.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol37/iss1/82