We sought to describe running kinematics and movement patterns in a university cross country team with relevance to injury prevention. During pre-participation physical examinations, 27 runners underwent Functional Movement ScreenTM (FMS) and motion analysis of running kinematics [bilateral knee flexion (KFLEX) and ankle dorsiflexion (ADF) at initial contact, and hip adduction (HADD), contralateral pelvis drop (CPD), KFLEX, rearfoot eversion (REV), and ADF at midstance]. Results of HADD (Left 10.5 ± 3.80, Right 11.2 ± 5.20), CPD (Left -7.1 ± 2.80, Right -6.0 ± 2.10) and REV (Right 4.4 ± 3.90, Left 5.0 ± 4.00) at midstance and FMS (13.7 ± 2.4) indicate the need for team based injury prevention. Sport healthcare providers in team settings may benefit from these analyses.
Mokha, Monique; Leon, Amanda; and Dean, W. Zach
"BIOMECHANICS AND MOVEMENT PATTERN DEFICITS IN RUNNERS ON THE SAME UNIVERSITY TEAM: IMPLICATIONS FOR PREVENTATIVE SPORT HEALTHCARE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 115.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/115