Preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in sport: A biomechanically informed approach to training

Gillian Weir

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The focus of this thesis was directed toward developing and evaluating biomechanically informed and focussed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention training and athlete screening. The Australian women's field hockey team (Hockeyroos) participated in a two-year injury prevention program implemented alongside their regular training schedule. Program
    success was measured by seasonal injury incidence, biomechanical risk factors during unplanned sidestepping and athletic performance. To enhance the feasibility of training by selecting those at risk to begin with, a two-dimensional video screening tool was developed. The outcomes of this thesis inform coaches, physiotherapists and athletes; methods of lower limb injury prevention implementation.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctorate
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Alderson, Jacqueline, Supervisor
    • Elliott, Bruce, Supervisor
    • Donnelly, Cyril, Supervisor
    Award date3 Aug 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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