Landing Biomechanics: Gender
This research investigates the impact of sex and developmental differences on biomechanics during landing from a vertical jump and is important in light of significantly higher ACL injury rates among women. This research was supported by grants from the NATA Research Foundation and the New Balance Athletic Shoe Company.
A Gender Comparison of Lower Extremity Landing Biomechanics Utilizing Different Tasks
Jump landings are routinely used to study gender differences in landing. Standardizing the jump height to a fixed vertical distance may bias results as women are forced to land from heights that are a greater percentage of their own maximum vertical jump (MVJ). PURPOSE: To compare lower extremity mechanics between genders from a fixed... Learn More.