Date of Award
Master of Arts
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Mark D. Ricard
Dr. Christopher Cheatham
Dr. Michael Miller
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of landing technique training versus landing technique and plyometric/strength training program on knee valgus during landing in females. Subjects participated in a 6-week training program. A 2 X 3 repeated measures ANOVA with two within subjects’ factors Test and Group was used to test for differences in the knee valgus angle in the landing condition and the five jump condition. A 2 x 2 repeated measures ANOVA with two within subjects’ factors, was used to test for difference in knee extension strength and knee flexion strength. Pre-test knee-valgus 4.76 ± 2.30 d was significantly different from the post-test -13.89 ± 10.80 d. There were no significant improvements in lRM knee flexion and extension strength. The primary findings suggests both training groups reduced knee valgus motion.
Holmes, Kirsten R., "The Influence of Landing Technique Versus Technique and Strength Training on Valgus Knee Deformity in Females" (2005). Masters Theses. 5323.