Assessment of lower limb neuromuscular control in prepubescent athletes.

@article{BarberWestin2005AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of lower limb neuromuscular control in prepubescent athletes.},
  author={Sue D. Barber-Westin and Marc T. Galloway and Frank R. Noyes and George Corbett and Catherine D Walsh},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1853-60}
}
BACKGROUND Although neuromuscular indices have been extensively studied in adolescents and adults, limited data exist for prepubescent children. HYPOTHESIS No differences exist between prepubescent boys and girls in lower limb strength, symmetry on single-legged hop testing, and limb alignment during drop-jump testing. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study (prevalence); Level of evidence, 1. METHODS The authors tested 27 female and 25 male athletes who were aged 9 to 10 years and matched for… CONTINUE READING
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