Effects of Q-Angle and Pelvic tilt on Broad Jump, Vertical Jump and 40 yard dash in NCAA Division I Athletes

Kristina Jeffries, Tennessee State University

Abstract

There are many limitations that could inhibit an athlete's performance in the vertical jump, broad jump, and the 40-yard dash performance tests, and the purpose of this research is to determine whether anterior or posterior pelvic tilt and degrees of the Q-Angle affect the broad jump, vertical jump and the 40 yard dash in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletes. ^ All subjects participating in this study were off-season varsity athletes. Thirty-two athletes were tested, between the ages of 18 to 23. Only superficial measurements were taken by means of a plumb line for the determination of pelvic tilt, and a goineometer to evaluate q-angle. The performance testing, of the broad jump, vertical jump and the 40-yard dash, were attempted three times by each athlete and the best score was recorded. ^ This study found no statistically significant evidence at the 0.05 level of significance, to prove that anterior or poster pelvic tilt, and the right and left q-angle, were correlated to the performance measures of the vertical jump, broad jump, and the 40 yard dash. Although the data showed no correlation between pelvic tilt, Q-Angle and performance test scores, through alignment measurements, potential injuries can be avoided.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Recreation|Recreation

Recommended Citation

Kristina Jeffries, "Effects of Q-Angle and Pelvic tilt on Broad Jump, Vertical Jump and 40 yard dash in NCAA Division I Athletes" (2011). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1497835.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1497835

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