Dominic Gehring

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The classical stretch shortening cycle (SSC) describes sagittal joint flexion-extensions in motions like running or hopping. However, lateral movements are integral components of team sports and are associated with frontal plane joint displacements. The purpose of this study is to identify neuromuscular and kinematical mechanisms determining motor control(More)
AIM Sledge jump systems (SJS) are often employed to examine the underlying mechanical and neuromuscular mechanisms of the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) as they allow the systematic variation of impact velocity and energy. However, in existing SJS the jumps are not very comparable to natural jumps because of the long contact times (∼200%), which prevent the(More)
BACKGROUND Gender and fatigue are thought to affect the anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. In spite of much effort, the influence of these factors on knee joint biomechanics is still under discussion. The purpose of this study was to investigate kinematics, kinetics, and active muscle control strategies of the knee joint across gender in fatigue(More)
A technique using special computer programs and data from high-resolution computed tomographic scans has been developed that provides accurate and reproducible volume measurements for muscle and fat in the orbit. Normal values for retrobulbar fat and muscle were established in 19 adults. Nineteen patients with Graves exophthalmopathy were then studied, and(More)
Load-dependant adjustments in lateral jumps are thought to rely on foot placement and on upper leg's kinematic and neuromuscular adaptations. The aim of this study was to elucidate task-specific adjustments during the initial impact phase under varying stretch-loads by the comparison of lateral jumps and lateral landings. Ten subjects performed lateral(More)
Noncontact injuries frequently occur during soccer matches and training. The purpose of this study was to examine the influences of different soccer shoe studs to kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic parameters in the knee joint. Six male soccer players performed complex turning movements (180 degrees ) with bladed and round studded soccer shoes. Ground(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and type of psychological distress in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS). A retrospective chart review was conducted of all women receiving a diagnosis of VVS referred to a tertiary care facility during a two-year period. Brief psychological questionnaires, including the Personality(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis of the knee affects millions of people. Elastic knee sleeves aim at relieving symptoms. While symptomatic improvements have been demonstrated as a consequence of elastic knee sleeves, evidence for biomechanical alterations only exists for the sagittal plane. We therefore asked what effect an elastic knee sleeve would have on(More)
BACKGROUND The objective measurement of the mechanical component and its role in chronic ankle instability is still a matter of scientific debate. We analyzed known group and diagnostic validity of our ankle arthrometer. Additionally, functional aspects of chronic ankle instability were evaluated in relation to anterior talar drawer. METHODS By manual(More)
Lateral movements like cutting are essential in many team sport disciplines. The aim of the present study was to analyse adaptations in motor control in response to task unpredictability during lateral movement execution. Twelve subjects performed lateral jumps with different landing modalities (stable, sliding or counteracting) that were either known(More)