Allison Hoffee - Thesis Defense, MS Exercise Science
- Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:30pm
Despite the popularity of running, runners unfortunately exhibit extremely high rates of injuries. Coordination between lower extremity joints and segments as well as variability in this coordination have linked to these running injuries. However, it is unknown whether changes in coordination variability are a driving factor or a product of injury. One theory suggests that reduced coordination variability drives injury by increasing cumulative loading of soft tissue structures. This relationship may be important when assessing age, as prevalence of injuries differ between adolescents and adults. Therefore, this thesis aimed to 1) assess whether runners with reduced coordination variability also displayed greater internal loading and 2) evaluate differences in coordination and coordination variability between adolescent and collegiate runners.
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- Allison Hoffee