What are the Effects of Various Stance Widths, Foot Placement Angles & Level of Experience on Knee, Hip & Trunk Motion & Loading?

Research Paper Title How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading. Background Squatting is a core exercise for many purposes. The tissue loading during squatting is crucial for positive adaptation and to avoid injury. This study aimed to evaluate the… Read More

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Knee Pain & Injuries

The knee is a frequently injured joint, with its ligaments, menisci (a thin fibrous cartilage between the surfaces of some joints), and patellofemoral (knee) joint vulnerable to acute and repetitive use damage. Most knee injuries require exercise training for rehabilitation, and some require surgery as well. Predisposing factors to knee injury include the following: Lower… Read More

Biomechanics: Linking Load Carriage, Knee Joints & Run-to-Stop Manoeuvres

Research Paper Title Soldier-relevant body borne loads increase knee joint contact force during a run-to-stop manoeuvre. Background The purpose of this study was to understand the effects of load carriage on human performance, specifically during a run-to-stop (RTS) task. Methods Using OpenSim analysis tools, knee joint contact force, grounds reaction force, leg stiffness and lower… Read More