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Date of Award

1984

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Physical Education

First Advisor

John G. Boelter

First Committee Member

A[?] W[?]

Second Committee Member

S. Thomas Stubbs

Third Committee Member

Glen Albaugh

Abstract

The use of knee braces in the past has been to protect and prevent further injury to a previously damaged knee. An Example of one such knee brace is the Lennox-Hill Derotation knee brace. This brace is used to assist the athlete who has a rotatory knee instability from a previous injury. (Klafs and Arnheim, 1977.)

The problem of this study is to determine the possible effects of the Anderson Knee Stabler on mean isometric torque output in the knee extensor, mean isokinetic torque output at several speeds in the knee extensors and performance on the SEMO Agility Test in college football

This study is important because it will assess the functional capability of an athlete wearing this given brace. Also, if significant differences are not achieved it will serve as a means of promoting this brace to those who may be reluctant to use it. If significant results are achieved then athletic trainers and coaches may have to rethink whether this brace is impairing the performance of their athletes.

Pages

48

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