Gender differences in core strength and lower extremity function during static and dynamic single-leg squat tests

Mary Lloyd Ireland, Lori A. Bolgla, Brian Noehren

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the principles of core strength and stability with regard to noncontact ACL injury. The single-leg squat test is described as a useful clinical tool to determine core stability. Associations between core strength, neuromuscular activity, and lower extremity function during this test are detailed. In addition, a newer dynamic single- leg squat test is described. These assessment tools are recommended to determine impairments, prescribe individualized interventions, and assess those athletes who may benefit from an ACL injury prevention training program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACL Injuries in the Female Athlete
Subtitle of host publicationCauses, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages239-257
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783662565582
ISBN (Print)9783662565575
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ireland, M. L., Bolgla, L. A., & Noehren, B. (2018). Gender differences in core strength and lower extremity function during static and dynamic single-leg squat tests. In ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs (pp. 239-257). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-56558-2_13