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