EFFECTS OF BANKED-CURVES ON ANKLE AND KNEE KINEMATICS DURING RUNNING

  • Luc De Garie
  • David J. Pearsall
  • Sophie J. De Serres
Keywords: running, kinematics, inclined-curve

Abstract

The biomechanics of running on level surfaces have been extensively researched, but the knowledge is limited related to the biomechanical adaptations resulting from running on irregular terrain and their potential association with injury. The rate of running injuries has been shown to be greater in indoor versus outdoor track running (Lanese et al. 1990, Lysholm et al. 1987, Beukeboom et al. 2002). The purpose of this study is to estimate the effects of an indoor-banked curve on the knee and ankle kinematics adaptations of running in young healthy individuals.
Published
2008-04-21