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Effects of a movement training program on hip and knee joint frontal plane running mechanics.

Authors:  Wouters I, Almonroeder T, DeJarlais B, Laack A, Willson JD, Kernozek WT

Frontal plane running mechanics may contribute to the etiology or exacerbation of common running related injuries. Hip strengthening alone may not change frontal plane hip and knee joint running mechanics. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a training program including visual, verbal, and tactile feedback affects hip and knee joint frontal plane running mechanics among females with evidence of altered weight bearing mechanics. Researchers demonstrated that a four-week movement training program may reduce frontal plane hip and knee joint mechanics thought to contribute to running related injuries.

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