The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether an 8-week knee injury prevention program with an additional focus on change-of-direction (COD) technique training results in improved COD performance compared to a control training group with a focus on linear sprint training. Although both groups showed indicators for superior performance during a 135-degree COD, such as a more effective reorientation of the body, the COD technique modification component was ineffective in improving overall COD completion time or ground contact times. Follow-up analyses will show whether the COD group adopted a safer COD movement strategy following training, e.g. by reducing the knee valgus loading.
Mohr, Maurice; Scharbert, Julia; Heinrich, Dieter; Raschner, Christian; Koelewijn, Anne; and Federolf, Peter
"EFFECTS OF AN 8-WEEK KNEE INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM AND TECHNIQUE MODIFICATION TRAINING ON CHANGE-OF-DIRECTION PERFORMANCE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 113.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/113