Effects of wobble board training on single-leg landing neuromechanics

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Balance training programs have been shown to reduce ankle sprain injuries in sports, but little is known about the transfer from this training modality to motor coordination and ankle joint biomechanics in sport specific movements. This study aimed to investigate the effects of wobble board training on motor coordination and ankle mechanics during early single-leg landing from a lateral jump. Twenty-two healthy men were randomly assigned to either a control or a training group, who engaged in four weeks of wobble board training. Full-body kinematics, ground reaction force and surface electromyography (EMG) from 12 lower limb muscles were recorded during landing. Ankle joint work in the sagittal, frontal and transverse plane were calculated from 0-100 ms after landing. Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) was applied on the concatenated EMG Pre- and Post-intervention. Wobble board training increased the ankle joint eccentric work 1.2 times in the frontal (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)972-982
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2018

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