Range of Motion & Strength

Strength and Flexibility Asymmetries as Risk Factors for Injury

  • Athletes experienced more lower extremity injuries if they had knee flexor and hip extensor strength asymmetries (Knapick 1991Nadler 2001)
  • Eccentric hamstring strength asymmetries were at greater risk of sustaining a hamstring muscle strain. (Fousekis 2011)
  • Hamstring/quad ratio asymmetry (Soderman 2001)
  • Ankle strength asymmetry (Baumhauer 1995)
  • Asymmetrical landing patterns predict second ACL tear in previously reconstructed athletes (Paterno 2010)
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