Information about project titled 'Load monitoring and jumper’s knee in elite male volleyball players'
Load monitoring and jumper’s knee in elite male volleyball players
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|Project manager:||Lena Kristin Bache-Mathiesen|
|Coworker(s):||Roald Bahr, Morten Wang Fagerland, Rodney Whitely, Chris Skazalski, Tine Sattler|
Background: Jumper’s knee is a common complaint in men’s volleyball. It may lead to reduced player availability and performance. Despite these concerns, how long-term jumping exposure affects jumper’s knee is poorly understood.
Aims: Determine the relationship between jump load and the risk of jumper’s knee symptoms.
Methods: We have followed 4 male volleyball teams through 3 seasons, and collected jump frequency and jump heights, among other characteristics. We will first draw our assumptions of how jump load affects jumper’s knee risk. Then, we will run regression analyses to test our assumptions.
Implications: If we know more about jump load and jumper’s knee, coaches and physiotherapists can adapt training to reduce or avoid symptoms.