What’s This Research About?

Does hip strengthening affect ground reactions forces (GRFs) when landing a jump?

In other words, how does proximal stability affect distal mobility?

This study examines how hip strength affects  the knees and ankles in female athletes with a history of ankle injury. Why focus on female athletes? Because females are more susceptible to ankle sprains and injuries. More specifically, female interscholastic and intercollegiate
basketball players are 25% more at risk for ankle injuries and 70% likely to have recurring ankle instability.

They hypothesized that increased hip strength (abductors and external rotators) may impact GRFs in female basketball players with limited ankle dorsiflexion.

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