Lower extremity injuries are common among collegiate female basketball players. Limited ankle dorsiflexion has been linked to multiple injuries of the lower extremity and is a common movement deficit among basketball players. Dynamic warm ups are known to increase general mobility and prepare athletes for subsequent activity; however, the effectiveness of dynamic warm up on increasing ADF ROM and decreasing injury is not known. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a dynamic warm up on ADF ROM. A second purpose of this study is to monitor lower extremity injury occurrence over the course of one competitive season. There were 10 Division I female basketball players who participated in this study. Participants were measured for ADF ROM along with straight leg raise range of motion. The warm up intervention was incorporated at the midway point of the season and was completed before every practice and game for the remainder of the season. Upon completion of the season, participants’ ROM was re-measured. Two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed a significant increase in passive ADF ROM (p =0.014). There were no lower extremity injury occurrences after the intervention was incorporated, compared to 3 injury occurrences prior to the start of the intervention.
|Commitee:||Becker, James, Wu, Will|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Sports Management, Kinesiology|
|Keywords:||Ankle dorsiflexion, Dynamic warm up, Lower extremity injury|
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