Lower Extremity Mechanics During Cutting Tasks in Different Shoe-Turf Combinations
Dr. Sabick served as faculty mentor for this article which was published in the McNair Scholars Research Journal. The demands placed on the lower extremity when performing jumping and cutting maneuvers are depending, in part, on the interaction between the playing surface and the athlete's footwear. Higher demands are likely to result in increased incidence of injury, so for safety reasons it is important to quantify how the shoe-turf interface affects joint loads. The purpose of this study is to compare the forces on the lower extremity while landing and side cutting (rapid direction change at approximately 45 degrees) on artificial football turf with different styles of football cleats.
Rafael Garcilazo. "Lower Extremity Mechanics During Cutting Tasks in Different Shoe-Turf Combinations" 2007