Postural Control as Predictor of Lower Extremity Injuries in Male Youth Soccer Players

Abstract Youth soccer players bear a particular high risk of injury due to a potential lack on an adequate level of physical fitness, which is considered as an intrinsic risk factor for injuries (Bahr & Krosshaug, 2005). Typically, lower extremity injuries occur in situations characterised by rapid changes of direction and single-leg landing, often with […]

Optimization of a foot model for the evaluation of the injury risk during cutting movements in football

Abstract Cutting movements in football (soccer) induce high loads on the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. The injury risk is affected by the shoe-surface interaction. For the evaluation of different influencing factors of this interaction the TrakTester, a custom-made device, was used. To obtain significant results from  testing ACL loading a realistic plantar pressure […]