Special Issue "Advances in Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Lower Extremity Injury Risk"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 3869
Lower extremity biomechanics and injury risk in athletes have been an important topic of research in sports science for many years. Recent advances in technology have allowed for a more detailed understanding of lower extremity movement patterns during sports activities, which has led to a better understanding of injury mechanisms and the development of injury prevention strategies.
One of the most important advances in this field has been the use of motion capture systems to analyze lower extremity biomechanics during dynamic movements such as running, jumping, and cutting. These systems allow researchers to collect detailed information on joint angles, forces, and movements, which can be used to identify movement patterns that are associated with increased injury risk.
Overall, the range of motion capture systems available for lower extremity biomechanics research is quite diverse, with options ranging from simple mobile phone 2D scans, which are easy to perform in any setting, to sophisticated and expensive multi-camera setups for laboratory settings. The choice of system will depend on a variety of factors, including the research question, available resources, and the level of detail and accuracy required for the analysis.
Strength training research focused on lower extremity biomechanics during, for example, the deadlift, barbell squat and the Nordic hamstring exercise has also contributed to our understanding of injury risk and injury prevention in athletes. These exercises are commonly used in strength and conditioning programs to improve lower extremity strength and power and can be an effective way to reduce injury risk when performed correctly.
Despite these advances, however, there are still gaps in our knowledge on how to effectively prevent lower extremity injuries in athletes.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, we welcome papers ranging from studies on practical applications to advanced biomechanical analyses that may lead to a better understanding of injury mechanisms and the development of injury prevention strategies.
Dr. Jesper Augustsson
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- lower extremity biomechanics
- injury risk
- motion capture
- strength training
- neuromuscular training
- injury prevention