Journal article

Are anthropometric and kinematic parameters of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex related to running injuries?

Anthony G Schache, Peter D Blanch, David A Rath, Tim V Wrigley, Kim L Bennell

Research in Sports Medicine | Published : 2005


The purpose of the experiment was to test whether specific anthropometric or kinematic parameters of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex were related to running injuries. A case-control design was used to compare a group of 22 runners with a history of injury within the previous 12 months to a group of 19 injury-free controls. All runners were pain-free at the time of measurement. Groups were matched for self-reported average running volume per week and average number of running sessions per week. Anthropometric and kinematic parameters, previously speculated as being related to running injuries, were selected for evaluation. Running trials were conducted on a treadmill at a speed of 4.0 m/sec. The..

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