THE EFFECTS OF AN EXERCISE INTERVENTION ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF AN ATHLETIC GROIN PAIN COHORT DURING THE LATERAL HURDLE HOP

  • Shane Gore
  • Chris Richter
  • Brendan Marshall
  • Andrew Franklyn-Miller
  • Eanna Falvey
  • Kieran Moran
Keywords: Rehabilitation, Groin pain, Analysis of characterising phases

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the kinematic and kinetic variables that may be of importance in the investigation of athletic groin pain (AGP). This was achieved by examining the 3D kinematics and kinetics of 70 AGP patients, recorded during a lateral hurdle hop, pre and post a successful exercise rehabilitation program. Results from the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score questionnaire demonstrated significant improvements in 5 out of the 6 subscales. Analysis of characterising phases was used to examine kinematic and kinetic changes. Multiple significant changes were identified in both angles at the pelvis, hip and thorax and moments at the hip. Findings of this study provide an insight into the kinematic and kinetic variables of importance in AGP.
Published
2016-05-05