Simple verbal instruction improves knee biomechanics during landing in female athletes

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Knee, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Clare E., Milner , Jeffrey T., Fairbrother , Abhaya, Srivatsan , Songning, Zhang

Knee injuries are highly prevalent in athletic populations, particularly among female athletes. Many of these injuries occur during landing from a jump. Various comprehensive knee injury prevention programs have been developed to date. However, there is a need to determine which components of these programs contribute directly to changes in knee biomechanics. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate effect of three different simple verbal instructions on knee biomechanics during landing in adult female recreational athletes. Three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic analysis of landing from a countermovement jump was conducted in a counterbalanced cross-over repeated measures design….