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Association between Overuse Injury and Biomechanics in Distance Runners

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the association of gait kinematic and kinetic, anthropometric and muscular strength variables with injury frequency in distance runners. We hypothesize that frequency of injury will influence a discrete set of kinematic, kinetic, anthropometric, and strength variables. Specifically, increased injury frequency will be associated with greater joint motion and joint loads, a lower arch-index and Q-angle, as well as inferior lower extremity strength variables.
subject
Biomechanics
Injury
Overuse Injury
Running
contributor
King, John Stevens (author)
Messier, Stephen P (committee chair)
DeVita, Paul (committee member)
Seay, Joseph (committee member)
Mihalko, Shannon (committee member)
date
2013-06-06T21:19:36Z (accessioned)
2013-06-06T21:19:36Z (available)
2013 (issued)
degree
Health and Exercise Science (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38564 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Association between Overuse Injury and Biomechanics in Distance Runners
type
Thesis

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