Between-limb differences during 180° turns in female soccer players : application of statistical parametric mapping

Thomas, C, Dos'Santos, T, Warmenhoven, J and Jones, PA ORCID: 2021, 'Between-limb differences during 180° turns in female soccer players : application of statistical parametric mapping' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research .

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Access Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of the following article: Thomas, Christopher; Dos'Santos, Thomas; Warmenhoven, John; Jones, Paul Anthony, Between-Limb Differences During 180° Turns in Female Soccer Players, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: March 31, 2021 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004022


This study was exploratory in nature and investigated the ability of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) to assess between-limb differences in lower-extremity movement change of direction. Fourteen female soccer players (mean ± SD; age = 20.6 ± 0.6 years; height = 1.65 ± 0.07 m; and body mass = 56.04 ± 6.20 kg). For comparisons between preferred and nonpreferred limbs, vertical (Fz) and horizontal (Fx) ground reaction force were determined along with hip, knee, and ankle angles and moments in the sagittal plane during weight acceptance during the final contact. In addition, frontal plane knee abduction angles and moments were calculated during the final contact. Statistical parametric mapping software was then used to assess for differences between the entire weight acceptance phase of preferred and nonpreferred limbs. There were no differences between limbs in all variables using SPM. These results demonstrate that female soccer players exhibit little side-to-side differences in certain lower-limb biomechanics when performing a turn maneuver. These findings can be utilized by practitioners and clinicians when developing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2021 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1533-4287 **Article IDs: pubmed: 33795602; pii: 00124278-900000000-94013 **History: published 31-03-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 1064-8011
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 09:20
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 02:31

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