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A Biomechanical Analysis of British Army Foot-Drill: Implications of Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury in Age-matched Civilian Men and Women

  British Army foot-drill may be a risk factor for musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. However, limited empirical research exists quantifying lower-extremity risk factors of foot-drill in men and women. To better understand and provide greater insight into the potential risk of injury of foot-drill, the aim of this thesis was to conduct a series of studies analysing measures of reliability on foot-drill vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) data (study 1), the effects of in-service footwear on magnitudes of loading across foot-drill (study 2), compare sex-specific kinetic/kinematic characteristics of foot-drill (study 3), and quantify predictors of injury risk following a bout of foot-drill training in age-matched civilian men and women. Study 1: A single familiarisation session and a total of eight-trials demonstrated accurate and stable measures of foot-drill performance for the vGRF variable (Intraclass correlation (ICC)>.075, coefficient of variation of the typical error (CVte%)

  • Type:

    Thesis

  • Date:

    04 July 2019

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    QP Physiology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    612 Human physiology

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Rawcliffe, A. J. A Biomechanical Analysis of British Army Foot-Drill: Implications of Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury in Age-matched Civilian Men and Women. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2090019

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Keywords

musculoskeletal injury; foot-drill; British Army; injury risk; civilians; biomechanical analysis

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