Journal article

Neuromuscular Control and Exercise-Related Leg Pain in Triathletes

Andrew R Chapman, Paul W Hodges, Andrew M Briggs, Paul J Stapley, Bill Vicenzino

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2010


UNLABELLED: Previous studies have shown that cycling can directly influence neuromuscular control during subsequent running in some highly trained triathletes. A relationship between this altered neuromuscular control of running and musculoskeletal pain and injury has been proposed; however, this link has not been investigated. PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the influence of cycling on neuromuscular control during subsequent running in highly trained triathletes with and without exercise-related leg pain (ERLP). METHODS: Participants were 34 highly trained triathletes: 10 triathletes with a history of ERLP and 24 training-matched control triathletes with no history of ERLP. Knee and a..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Andrew R. Chapman was supported by the Australian Research Council. Professor Paul W. Hodges and Dr. Andrew M. Briggs were supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Financial support for this research was received from the Australian Research Council (Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant LP0668233). The results of the present study do not constitute endorsement by the American College of Sports Medicine.