ACL injury prevention: improving our understanding of preparatory musculoskeletal mechanics and effective training interventions

Jon Staynor

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Abstract

The success of ACL injury prevention is limited to the extent interventions sufficiently target the injury mechanism in real-world applications. This thesis aimed to better understand the underlying causes of ACL injury, with the overarching goal of improving the applicability and practical relevance of this knowledge to future intervention efforts. The efficacy of a biomechanically
informed intervention was assessed among community-level athletes. The consequences of naïve statistical modelling of
biomechanical injury risk associations were examined. Finally, preparatory movement during sidestepping was explored,
establishing ACL injuries as a two-step problem, with practical implications for future interventions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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Mechanics
Wounds and Injuries
Athletes
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

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