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Neuromuscular training and change of direction mechanics: Performance and Injury

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posted on 2020-01-14, 05:39 authored by Sophia NimphiusSophia Nimphius, Jacqueline Alderson
This presentation is only the second half of the full presentation that was given at the 2018 International Conference on Strength Training. The full presentation was described as follows: This presentation will outline the biomechanical mechanisms for ACL injury during change of direction tasks and examine the role of preparatory mechanics in creating a "safe postural zone" when attempting manoeuvres associated with increased injury risk. The critical role of biomechanically informed training will be discussed, including what might be missing in the training research thus far. The examination of current evidence will provide a framework for dispelling the notion that training to reduce injury risk needs to be separated from training for performance.

The part of the presentation provided (Sophia Nimphius, PhD) focuses on a framework for developing agility, with emphasis here on sidestepping, with an approach that consider the underpinning biomechanical factors and the constraints of the performer along with skill acquisition principles to provide a holistic approach or framework for agility development. This framework focuses on the constant interplay between capacity and skill within the motor performance context.


This was presented at the 2018 International Conference on Strength Training from November 30 - December 3, 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.

Special thank you to Assoc Prof Jacqueline Alderson from UWA who presented the first part of this presentation (not currently uploaded).

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