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Stiffness as an outcome measure of rehabilitation in athletic groin pain patients


Shane Gore, A. Franklyn-Miller, Chris Richter, E Falvey, E King, Kieran Moran

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Edited Conference Meeting Proceeding
Athletic groin pain (AGP) is a chronic condition, prevalent in field sports including football. Current outcome measures following rehabilitation in AGP include radiological and clinical measures [1], however these provide little insight into potential propagative movements associate with AGP. A detailed biomechanical assessment may be used to identify other potential outcome measures in AGP. One biomechanical measure, which may be of particular importance for injury risk, is stiffness. Previous research has associated greater stiffness with for example stress fracture [2], and contrastingly lesser stiffness with achilles tendinopathy [3]. To date however, stiffness has not been examined in AGP. The purpose of this investigation was to examine if sagittal plane joint stiffness of the hip, knee and ankle are potential outcome measures of successful rehabilitation in AGP.
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XXVI International Conference of Sport Rehabilitation and Traumatology Football Medicine Strategies
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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