Kinematic analysis of hip and knee angles during landing after imagery in female athletes

Soodeh Sarafrazi, Rozlina Tan Abdullah, Mohammadtaghi Amiri-Khorasani

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Abstract

In sport settings, imagery is regarded as one of the most popular and effective techniques to enhance the learning strategies and performance of skills. However, its effect on the correction of improper technique such as landing, which causes injury, is not clear. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of imagery on knee and hip flexion angle during jump landing in women. The landing motions were captured from 40 female physical education students (height: 166.05 ± 7.52 cm; mass: 55.75 ± 9.23 kg; age: 20.45 ± 1.66 years) using a 3-dimensional technique at 60 Hz by 3 video cameras. There was a significant difference between no imagery (27.04 ± 2.40°) and imagery (22.98 ± 1.95°) on knee valgus angle, and also, there was a significant difference between no imagery (44.88 ± 13.46°) and imagery (62.35 ± 8.34°) on the knee flexion angle (p ≤ 0.001). There is, in addition, a significant difference between the effect of no imagery (28.60 6 4.88°) and imagery (39.73 6 7.29°) on hip flexion angle (p ≤ 0.001). It seems that imagery can be used to correct motions and movements. Based on this finding, we concluded that imagery, probably, can be used as a training strategy to change athletic motion; however, the authors suggest further investigation into the efficacy of imagery in the prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2356-2363
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Biomechanical Phenomena
Athletes
Hip
Knee
Sports
Physical Education and Training
Learning
Students

Keywords

  • ACL
  • Angular analyzing
  • Landing
  • Lower extremity
  • Mental practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Kinematic analysis of hip and knee angles during landing after imagery in female athletes. / Sarafrazi, Soodeh; Abdullah, Rozlina Tan; Amiri-Khorasani, Mohammadtaghi.

In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol. 26, No. 9, 09.2012, p. 2356-2363.

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