Trunk and hip control neuromuscular training for the prevention of knee joint injury

Clin Sports Med. 2008 Jul;27(3):425-48, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2008.02.006.


This article provide evidences to outline a novel theory used to define the mechanisms related to increased risk of ACL injury in female athletes. In addition, this discussion will include theoretical constructs for the description of the mechanisms that lead to increased risk. Finally, a clinical application section will outline novel neuromuscular training techniques designed to target deficits that underlie the proposed mechanism of increased risk of knee injury in female athletes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Muscles / physiology*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Female
  • Hip / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Knee Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Muscle Strength / physiology
  • Physical Education and Training / methods*
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
  • Risk Factors