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Differences in Biomechanical Determinants of ACL Injury Risk in Change of Direction Tasks Between Males and Females: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2024)
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Donelon, T. A., Edwards, J., Brown, M., Jones, P. A., O’Driscoll, J., & Dos’Santos, T. (in press). Differences in Biomechanical Determinants of ACL Injury Risk in Change of Direction Tasks Between Males and Females: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine - Open, 10(1), 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-024-00701-z

Background: Change of direction (COD) movements are associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in multidirectional sports. Females appear at increased risk compared to males, which could be attributable to whole body kinema... Read More about Differences in Biomechanical Determinants of ACL Injury Risk in Change of Direction Tasks Between Males and Females: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Most common movements preceding goal scoring situations in female professional soccer. (2023)
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Martínez-Hernández, D., Quinn, M., & Jones, P. (in press). Most common movements preceding goal scoring situations in female professional soccer. Science and Medicine in Football, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2023.2214106

This study aimed to assess movements occurring during goal scoring situations in a female professional league.Data from all the goals on the Women's Super League 2018/2019 were collected through time-motion analysis using a modified version of the Bl... Read More about Most common movements preceding goal scoring situations in female professional soccer..

Manipulation of task constraints is the most effective motor learning method for reducing risk factors for ACL injury during side-step cutting in both male and female athletes (2023)
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Mohammadi Orangi, B., Dehghani, M., & Jones, P. A. (2023). Manipulation of task constraints is the most effective motor learning method for reducing risk factors for ACL injury during side-step cutting in both male and female athletes. Research in Sports Medicine, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2023.2209248

This study compared the efficacy of linear, non-linear and differential methods on variables related to ACL injury risk of a side-step cutting task in male and female basketball players. Thirty males and thirty females practiced basketball skills in... Read More about Manipulation of task constraints is the most effective motor learning method for reducing risk factors for ACL injury during side-step cutting in both male and female athletes.

Inter-Professional and Methodological Agreement in Using the Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) (2023)
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A. Jones, P., Rai, A., Dos’Santos, T., & Herrington, L. (2023). Inter-Professional and Methodological Agreement in Using the Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS). Biomechanics, 3(2), 181-192. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics3020016

Background: The cutting movement assessment score (CMAS) provides a qualitative assessment of the side-step cutting (S-SC) technique. Previous research has been undertaken primarily by biomechanists experienced with S-SC evaluations. Little is known... Read More about Inter-Professional and Methodological Agreement in Using the Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS).

Attacking Agility Actions: Match Play Contextual Applications With Coaching and Technique Guidelines (2022)
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Dos'Santos, T., McBurnie, A., Thomas, C., Jones, P. A., & Harper, D. (2022). Attacking Agility Actions: Match Play Contextual Applications With Coaching and Technique Guidelines. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 44(5), 102-118. https://doi.org/10.1519/ssc.0000000000000697

Attacking agility actions, such as side steps, shuffle steps, crossover cutting, split steps, spins, decelerations, and sharp turns, are important maneuvers in invasion team sports, often linked with decisive match winning moments. Generally, the aim... Read More about Attacking Agility Actions: Match Play Contextual Applications With Coaching and Technique Guidelines.

The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players (2022)
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Alhammad, A., Herrington, L., Jones, P., Walthomali, O., & Jones, R. (2022). The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 36(1), 173-180. https://doi.org/10.3233/BMR-210351

Several biomechanical outcomes are being used to monitor the risk of injuries; therefore, their reliability and measurement errors need to be known. To measure the reliability and measurement error in lower limb 3D gait analysis outcomes during a 90∘... Read More about The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players.

Countermovement jump force−time curve analysis between strength-matched male and female soccer players (2022)
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Thomas, C., Jones, P., & Dos’Santos, T. (2022). Countermovement jump force−time curve analysis between strength-matched male and female soccer players. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), e3352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063352

The purpose of this study was to compare countermovement jump force−time measures between strength-matched male and female soccer players. Males (n = 11) and females (n = 11) were strength-matched via isometric mid-thigh pull testing, whereby peak fo... Read More about Countermovement jump force−time curve analysis between strength-matched male and female soccer players.

Agility demands of Gaelic football match-play : a time-motion Analysis (2022)
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Talty, P., McGuigan, K., Quinn, M., & Jones, P. (2022). Agility demands of Gaelic football match-play : a time-motion Analysis. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2022.2033519

Research into the physical demands of Gaelic football is limited with no research into the agility or change of direction (CoD) demands of the sport. This study examined the CoD demands of Gaelic football via a time-motion analysis of senior inter-co... Read More about Agility demands of Gaelic football match-play : a time-motion Analysis.

Linear advancing actions followed by deceleration and turn are the most common movements preceding goals in male professional soccer (2022)
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Martinez, D., Quinn, M., & Jones, P. (2022). Linear advancing actions followed by deceleration and turn are the most common movements preceding goals in male professional soccer. Science and Medicine in Football, https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2022.2030064

Data were collected through time-motion analysis from soccer players participating in the English Premier League using a modified version of the Bloomfield Movement Classification with differences analysed through chi-square. The most common indiv... Read More about Linear advancing actions followed by deceleration and turn are the most common movements preceding goals in male professional soccer.

Using qualitative technique analysis to evaluate and develop technique of agility actions with your athletes (2021)
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technique of agility actions with your athletes. Professional strength & conditioning, 25-33

An important element of developing agility with athletes is to evaluate technique in performing actions associated with match play. For practitioners it is important to understand what the key elements of ideal movement technique are to enhance per... Read More about Using qualitative technique analysis to evaluate and develop technique of agility actions with your athletes.

Deceleration training in team sports : another potential 'vaccine' for sports-related injury? (2021)
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McBurnie, A., Harper, D., Jones, P., & Dos'Santos, T. (2022). Deceleration training in team sports : another potential 'vaccine' for sports-related injury?. Sports Medicine, 52(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01583-x

High-intensity horizontal decelerations occur frequently in team sports and are typically performed to facilitate a reduction in momentum preceding a change of direction manoeuvre or following a sprinting action. The mechanical underpinnings of horiz... Read More about Deceleration training in team sports : another potential 'vaccine' for sports-related injury?.

The effect of angle on change of direction biomechanics : comparison and inter-task relationships (2021)
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Dos’Santos, T., Thomas, C., & Jones, P. (2021). The effect of angle on change of direction biomechanics : comparison and inter-task relationships. Journal of Sports Sciences, 39(22), 2618-2631. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2021.1948258

The aim of this was study to examine the inter-task relationships and compare change of direction (COD) biomechanics between different angles (45°, 90°, and 180°). Twenty-seven men performed three COD tasks, whereby lower-limb and trunk kinematics an... Read More about The effect of angle on change of direction biomechanics : comparison and inter-task relationships.

Biomechanical Effects of a 6-Week Change-of-Direction Technique Modification Intervention on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk (2021)
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Dos'Santos, T., Thomas, C., Comfort, P., & Jones, P. A. (2021). Biomechanical Effects of a 6-Week Change-of-Direction Technique Modification Intervention on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 35(8), 2133-2144. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000004075

The aim of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of a 6-week change-of-direction (COD) technique modification intervention on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk (i.e., multiplanar knee joint loads) during 45° (CUT45) and 90°... Read More about Biomechanical Effects of a 6-Week Change-of-Direction Technique Modification Intervention on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk.

Effects of spaceflight on musculoskeletal health : a systematic review and meta-analysis, considerations for interplanetary travel (2021)
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Comfort, P., McMahon, J., Jones, P., Cuthbert, M., Kendall, K., Lake, J., & Haff, G. (2021). Effects of spaceflight on musculoskeletal health : a systematic review and meta-analysis, considerations for interplanetary travel. Sports Medicine, 51(10), 2097-2114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01496-9

If interplanetary travel is to be successful over the coming decades, it is essential that countermeasures to minimize deterioration of the musculoskeletal system are as effective as possible, given the increased duration of spaceflight associated wi... Read More about Effects of spaceflight on musculoskeletal health : a systematic review and meta-analysis, considerations for interplanetary travel.

Change of direction speed and technique modification training improves 180° turning performance, kinetics, and kinematics (2021)
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Dos’Santos, T., Thomas, C., McBurnie, A., Comfort, P., & Jones, P. (2021). Change of direction speed and technique modification training improves 180° turning performance, kinetics, and kinematics. Sports, 9(6), e73. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9060073

This study aimed to examine the effects of change of direction (COD) speed and technique modification training on 180° turning performance (completion time, ground contact time [GCT], and exit velocity), kinetics, and kinematics. A non-randomised 6 w... Read More about Change of direction speed and technique modification training improves 180° turning performance, kinetics, and kinematics.

Motor learning methods that induce high practice variability reduce kinematic and kinetic risk factors of non-contact ACL injury (2021)
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Orangi, B., Yaali, R., Bahram, A., Aghdasi, M., van der Kamp, J., Vanrenterghem, J., & Jones, P. (2021). Motor learning methods that induce high practice variability reduce kinematic and kinetic risk factors of non-contact ACL injury. Human Movement Science, 78, 102805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2021.102805

The prevention of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often involves movement training, but the effectiveness of different motor learning methods has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine th... Read More about Motor learning methods that induce high practice variability reduce kinematic and kinetic risk factors of non-contact ACL injury.

The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) qualitative screening tool : application to mitigate anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during cutting (2021)
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Dos’Santos, T., Thomas, C., McBurnie, A., Donelon, T., Herrington, L., & Jones, P. (2021). The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) qualitative screening tool : application to mitigate anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during cutting. Biomechanics, 1(1), 83-101. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010007

Side-step cutting is an action associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury with a plethora of negative economical, health, and psychological implications. Although ACL injury risk factors are multifactorial, biomechanical and... Read More about The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) qualitative screening tool : application to mitigate anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during cutting.

Biomechanical determinants of performance and injury risk during cutting : a performance-injury conflict? (2021)
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Dos'Santos, T., Thomas, C., McBurnie, A., Comfort, P., & Jones, P. (2021). Biomechanical determinants of performance and injury risk during cutting : a performance-injury conflict?. Sports Medicine, 51(9), 1983-1998. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01448-3

Most cutting biomechanical studies investigate performance and knee joint load determinants independently. This is surprising because cutting is an important action linked to performance and non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The... Read More about Biomechanical determinants of performance and injury risk during cutting : a performance-injury conflict?.

Between-Limb Differences During 180° Turns in Female Soccer Players: Application of Statistical Parametric Mapping (2021)
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Thomas, C., Dos'Santos, T., Warmenhoven, J., & Jones, P. A. (2021). Between-Limb Differences During 180° Turns in Female Soccer Players: Application of Statistical Parametric Mapping. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 36(11), 3136-3142. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000004022

This study was exploratory in nature and investigated the ability of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) to assess between-limb differences in lower-extremity movement change of direction. Fourteen female soccer players (mean ± SD; age = 20.6 ± 0.6... Read More about Between-Limb Differences During 180° Turns in Female Soccer Players: Application of Statistical Parametric Mapping.