Influence of athletic footwear on lower limb biomechanics of pubertal girls
Grant number: LP150101041 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018
This project aims to determine whether athletic footwear with appropriate design features can help improve neuromuscular control and, in doing so, reduce the potentially deleterious forces on the knee and lower limb structures of pubertal girls. As girls reach puberty, they become less able to control the movement patterns of their lower limbs, particularly in high-demand tasks like running and jumping. Better-designed footwear for pubertal girls may improve movement patterns, decrease the likelihood of musculoskeletal injury and improve physical activity participation rates. Project outcomes may lead to the development of such footwear, and are also anticipated to expand our understanding o..View full description
Related publications (6)
Effects of Footwear on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Forces during Landing in Young Adult Females
Riad Akhundov, Adam L Bryant, Tim Sayer, Kade Paterson, David J Saxby, Azadeh Nasseri
Rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in young people have increased markedly over the past two decades, with females ..
Running-related muscle activation patterns and tibial acceleration across puberty
Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Michelle Hall, Kim Allison, Adam L Bryant
This study examined whether differences exist in tibial acceleration transients and electromyography (EMG) variables during runnin..
Differences and mechanisms underpinning a change in the knee flexion moment while running in stability and neutral footwear among young females
Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, J Kasza, Adam L Bryant
BACKGROUND: Higher peak external knee flexion moments (KFM) during running has been observed in healthy people wearing athletic fo..
Differences in Hip and Knee Landing Moments across Female Pubertal Development
Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Alessandro Timmi, Peter Pivonka, Adam L Bryant
PURPOSE: The higher prevalence of knee injuries among adolescent females may be related to female pubertal development. The aim of..
Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing
Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Adam L Bryant
BACKGROUND: Higher landing-related external knee joint moments at later stages of female pubertal development likely contribute to..
Differences in Hip and Knee Running Moments across Female Pubertal Development
Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Karine Fortin, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Alessandro Timmi, Peter Pivonka, Adam L Bryant
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate whether knee and hip running moments differ across stages of female pubertal development...