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Evaluating The Effects Of External Load, Incline And Walking Speed On Iliotibial Band Strain In Wildland Firefighters, Laura Stacy Jan 2019

Evaluating The Effects Of External Load, Incline And Walking Speed On Iliotibial Band Strain In Wildland Firefighters, Laura Stacy

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Wildland firefighters (WFF) and military personnel encounter extreme environments and working conditions as part of their occupation. High rates of overuse knee injury have been recorded in both populations, with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) being the highest reported overuse injury within the military. However, occupational demands that could contribute to such rates of ITBS have not been evaluated. PURPOSE: To evaluate if the effects of slow walking speed, external load carriage and incline increase strain and strain impulse of the ITB as a predictor of ITBS risk and to update the current ITB model to include the active components of ...


The Effects Of Medial And Lateral Wedges On Iliotibial Band Strain During Overground Running, Evan M. Day Jan 2015

The Effects Of Medial And Lateral Wedges On Iliotibial Band Strain During Overground Running, Evan M. Day

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Background: Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the leading cause of lateral knee pain in runners. Previous research has theorized that higher ITB strain rate leads to ITBS development. Orthotics are commonly used to correct gait mechanics and may reduce ITB strain and strain rate. The purpose of this research was to investigate how wedge inserts and gender affect kinematics, kinetics, and ITB strain and strain rate during running. Methods: Thirty (15 male, 15 female) participants ran with lateral 7°, lateral 3°, no wedge, medial 3°, and medial 7° wedges. A motion capture system and force platform were used to collect ...


The Influence Of Soccer-Specific Fatigue On Hip Range Of Motion And Peak Isokinetic Hip Flexor Torque In Male Soccer Players, Timothy William Robinson Jan 2011

The Influence Of Soccer-Specific Fatigue On Hip Range Of Motion And Peak Isokinetic Hip Flexor Torque In Male Soccer Players, Timothy William Robinson

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INTRODUCTION: Limited range of motion (ROM), muscular strength deficits and fatigue have been found to be epidemiological risk factors for muscular injuries to the hip. The purpose of this study was to observe the changes in hip isokinetic peak torque and ROM during a soccer-specific fatigue test.

METHODS: Fourteen male high school soccer players (mean age, 17.4 <±>y 1.2years; body mass, 77.8<±>y 8.8 kg; height, 181.9<±> y 8.0 cm) completed an intermittent treadmill protocol designed to replicate the fatigue experienced during a soccer match. At five intervals (before exercise and at 20 minute ...


Skeletal Loading: Implications For Injury And Treatment, Stacey A. Meardon Jan 2009

Skeletal Loading: Implications For Injury And Treatment, Stacey A. Meardon

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Physical activity is important for the overall health of individuals. Impacts that occur when the foot hits the ground have the potential to be an influential factor in both the etiology of overuse injury and the promotion of bone health. Stress injury to bone is considered the ultimate overuse injury and accounts for the nearly one fourth of injuries in active populations. This dissertation evaluates bone loading in three ways: in vivo strain gage measurement, a combination of experimental and modeling techniques, and tibial accelerometry. Emphasis was placed on the clinical implication of findings from such techniques on the treatment ...