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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete|
|Subtitle of host publication||Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 7 2018|
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