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dc.contributor.author Low, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Dixon, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T22:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T22:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-03
dc.identifier.citation Low , D & Dixon , S 2015 , ' The Effect of a Heel Insert Intervention on Achilles Tendon Loading during Running in Soccer ' Sports and Exercise Medicine , vol. 1 , no. 6 , pp. 167-173 . https://doi.org/10.17140/SEMOJ-1-126 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 6698299
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: f1f793dc-1c62-47c4-a4b5-652aabf6d873
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/42912
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/42912
dc.description.abstract The use of heel inserts has been shown to reduce the risk of sustaining Achilles Tendon (AT) injury in soccer. Likewise, heel lifts have been positively used in the treatment of Achilles tendon injury. Despite this evidence however, the mechanism behind such findings is still unclear. Consequently, this study recruited nine amateur male soccer players (83.4 kg (±5.8), 23 years (±3.7), Achilles tendon radius 19.13 cm (±2.3), ankle width 0.072 cm (±0.005), forefoot width 0.10 cm (±0.005), size 10 feet) to collect kinetic and kinematic data during 10 running trials. Trials were performed on a third generation artificial turf whilst wearing a soccer boot with and without a 10 mm heel insert placed inside. From the data obtained, measures of Achilles tendon load and rate of loading were estimated. Paired t-tests with the combined participant data indicated that there were no overall effect of the heel-insert on peak Achilles tendon force (p=0.25), peak plantar flexion moment (p=0.68) or their corresponding loading rates (p=0.92) and p=0.97 respectively). Individual participant data did however show that for some the heel lift significantly reduced Achilles tendon loading, whilst others it was significantly increased. These findings therefore suggest that the response is highly individual. As such the application of heel lifts should be used with caution and the routine use of the inserts is not recommended. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sports and Exercise Medicine en
dc.rights en
dc.subject soccer en
dc.subject participants en
dc.subject amateur en
dc.title The Effect of a Heel Insert Intervention on Achilles Tendon Loading during Running in Soccer en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.17140/SEMOJ-1-126
dc.contributor.institution Sport and Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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