Pelvic and hip kinematics during single-leg drop-landing are altered in sports participants with long-standing groin pain

A new cross sectional study shows: “Participants with groin pain landed with more downward lateral pelvic tilt (0.77°, p = 0.01, r = 0.35), hip abduction (2.05°, p < 0.001. r = 0.49), and hip external rotation (0.86°, p = 0.03, r = 0.29) at initial contact and more pelvic internal rotation (1.06°, p = 0.02, r = 0.30) at lowest vertical position than the healthy controls. Conclusions Sports participants with…

Running quietly reduces ground reaction force and vertical loading rate and alters foot strike technique

A new study in the Journal of Sports Sciences by Xuan Phan and colleagues on the effects of running quietly. “During the normal running condition, 15.4% of participants utilised a non-rearfoot strike technique compared to 76.9% in the quiet condition, which was corroborated by an increased ankle plantarflexion angle at initial contact. This study demonstrated…