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Relationship between technique and ground reaction forces at landing in netball

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between technique and ground reaction forces generated at landing in netball to identify a technique which would minimize stress on the musculoskeletal system. Ground reaction force data were collected for 10 skilled players at landing after receiving a series of passes. The landing action of each subject was filmed at 200 Hz using two 16 mm high speed phase-locked cameras. Standard three-dimensional cinematographical analysis procedures were implemented to determine the orientation and motion of the landing limb at foot-ground contact and at peak resultant force for six representative trials per subject. Results of the multiple correlation matrix analysis indicated landing technique and ground reaction forces were significantly related. To reduce the magnitude and rate of loading of the ground reaction forces it was recommended that players be encouraged to land with the foot neutrally aligned, ensure adequate hip and knee flexion, and reduce the foot-hip displacement.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Steele, J. R., & Lafortune, M. A. (1989). Relationship between technique and ground reaction forces at landing in netball. Journal of Biomechanics, 22(10), 1085. doi:10.1016/0021-9290(89)90468-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024908788

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1085

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 10

Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between technique and ground reaction forces generated at landing in netball to identify a technique which would minimize stress on the musculoskeletal system. Ground reaction force data were collected for 10 skilled players at landing after receiving a series of passes. The landing action of each subject was filmed at 200 Hz using two 16 mm high speed phase-locked cameras. Standard three-dimensional cinematographical analysis procedures were implemented to determine the orientation and motion of the landing limb at foot-ground contact and at peak resultant force for six representative trials per subject. Results of the multiple correlation matrix analysis indicated landing technique and ground reaction forces were significantly related. To reduce the magnitude and rate of loading of the ground reaction forces it was recommended that players be encouraged to land with the foot neutrally aligned, ensure adequate hip and knee flexion, and reduce the foot-hip displacement.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Steele, J. R., & Lafortune, M. A. (1989). Relationship between technique and ground reaction forces at landing in netball. Journal of Biomechanics, 22(10), 1085. doi:10.1016/0021-9290(89)90468-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024908788

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1085

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 10