Influence of athletic footwear on lower limb biomechanics of pubertal girls


The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether athletic footwear with appropriate design features helped improve neuromuscular control and, in doing so, reduced the potentially deleterious forces on the knee and lower limb structures of pubertal girls. Better-designed footwear for pubertal girls may improve movement patterns, decrease the likelihood of musculoskeletal injury and improve physical activity participation rates.

Status of project: completed


Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing

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Researchers involved in this study include Prof Adam Bryant, Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Kade Paterson, Dr Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, and A/Prof Peter Pivonka at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at ASICS Oceania. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council.

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