Effects of Corrective Training on Drop Landing Ground Reaction Force Characteristics and Lower Limb Kinematics in Older Adults With Genu Valgus: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a corrective exercise program on landing ground reaction force characteristics and lower limb kinematics in older adults with genu valgus. A total of 26 older male adults with genu valgus were randomized into two groups. An experimental group conducted a 14-week corrective exercise program, whereas a control group did not perform any exercise. The experimental group displayed lower peak vertical, peak anterior and posterior, and peak medial ground reaction force components during the posttest compared with the pretest. The vertical loading rate, impulses, and free moment amplitudes were not statistically different between groups. In the experimental group, the peak knee abduction during the posttest was significantly smaller and the peak hip flexion angle was significantly greater than during the pretest. The authors suggest that this corrective exercise program may be a suitable intervention to improve landing ground reaction forces and lower limb kinematics in older male adults with genu valgus.
- ABDUCTION MOMENTS, ALIGNMENT, ELASTIC BANDS, EXERCISE, HIP, KINETICS, MEDIAL KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS, RESISTANCE, SEX-DIFFERENCES, STOP-JUMP, free moment, impulse, loading rate, resistance training