An investigation into the role of gluteal muscle strength and EMG activity in controlling hip and knee motion during landing tasks

Herrington, LC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4732-1955, Jones, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5242-185X and Neamatallah, Z 2020, 'An investigation into the role of gluteal muscle strength and EMG activity in controlling hip and knee motion during landing tasks' , Physical Therapy in Sport .

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship between gluteal muscle activity and strength and knee and hip biomechanics during single leg loading tasks
Design: Correlation study
Setting: University Biomechanics laboratory
Participants: 34 physically active, healthy participants, (17 males and 17 females).
Main outcome measures: gluteal muscle EMG activity; hip abduction and extension muscle strength; knee and hip angles and moments
Results: In females knee abduction moments and angles were strongly correlated to hip abduction strength across all tasks, whereas in males the relationships were less clear across tasks with both hip abduction strength and gluteus medius EMG activity showing the strongest relationships in specific tasks.
Conclusion: Hip and knee kinetic and kinematic variables related to the development of dynamic knee valgus would appear to be influenced by gluteal muscle strength and EMG activity. The level of influence varies across single leg squatting and landing tasks and varies between genders.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Therapy in Sport
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1466-853X
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Depositing User: LC Herrington
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 08:20
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 08:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56260

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