Analysis of landing performance and ankle injury in elite British artistic gymnastics using a modified drop land task : a longitudinal observational study

Glynn, B, Laird, J, Herrington, LC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4732-1955, Rushton, A and Heneghan, NR 2022, 'Analysis of landing performance and ankle injury in elite British artistic gymnastics using a modified drop land task : a longitudinal observational study' , Physical Therapy in Sport, 55 , pp. 61-69.

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Abstract

To determine whether differences in landing force and asymmetry of landing force exist between gymnasts at the time of data collection versus those that subsequently experienced an ankle injury 12-months later. Prospective longitudinal observational design with baseline measures and 12 month follow up. British Gymnastics National Training Centre. Thirty-two asymptomatic elite level gymnasts from three artistic gymnastic squads (n = 15 senior female, n = 10 junior female and n = 7 senior male). A modified drop land task was used to quantify measures of landing performance. Peak Vertical Ground Reaction Force (PVGRF) was used to measure landing force. The level of inter-limb asymmetry of landing force was calculated using the Limb Symmetry index (LSI). Other measures included injury incidence and percentage coefficient of variation (% CV). There was no statistical difference for landing force (p = 0.481) and asymmetry of landing force (p = 0.698) when comparing injured and non-injured gymnasts. Most participants (69%) demonstrated inter-limb asymmetry of landing forces. Our findings observed inter-limb asymmetry of landing force in injured gymnasts, although uninjured gymnasts also exhibited asymmetry of landing force. Both magnitude of landing force and inter-limb asymmetries of landing force failed to identify the risk of ankle injury. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1873-1600 **Article IDs: pubmed: 35272101; pii: S1466-853X(22)00017-7 **History: accepted 29-01-2022; revised 27-01-2022; submitted 15-05-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Therapy in Sport
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1466-853X
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Funders: English Institute of Sport for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 10:15
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:15
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63479

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