View Full Version : Ankle biomechanics during gymnastic vault landings

11-28-2000, 02:11 AM
Please help if you can:

One of my students has the following question. she does NOT subscribe to
BIOMCH-L, so please reply directly to her: bam002@jefferson.edu

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I am a first year P.T. student and my assignment is a
presentation on ankle biomechanics during vault landings (pommel
horse). I'm interested not only in the natural progression of the
landing (optimal landing patterns), but also approximate landing forces
(ground reaction forces) and direction of movement, and peak moments at
the ankle. The only material I have come across is that as landings
graduate from soft, short distance to stiff, increased distance there
is a shift from ankle to hip strategy in the absorption of forces.

I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Thank you, Barbara Miller

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