Running related gluteus medius function in health and injury: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Semciw, Adam, Neate, Racheal and Pizzari, Tania (2016) Running related gluteus medius function in health and injury: a systematic review with meta-analysis.. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 30 98-110. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.06.005


Author Semciw, Adam
Neate, Racheal
Pizzari, Tania
Title Running related gluteus medius function in health and injury: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Journal name Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-6411
1873-5711
Publication date 2016-10
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.06.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Start page 98
End page 110
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Running is a popular sport and recreational physical activity worldwide. Musculoskeletal injuries in runners are common and may be attributed to the inability to control pelvic equilibrium in the coronal plane. This lack of pelvic control in the frontal plane can stem from dysfunction of the gluteus medius. The aim of this systematic review was therefore to: (i) compile evidence of the activity profile of gluteus medius when running; (ii) identify how gluteus medius activity (electromyography) varies with speed, cadence and gender when running; (iii) compare gluteus medius activity in injured runners to matched controls. Seven electronic databases were searched from their earliest date until March 2015. Thirteen studies met our eligibility criteria. The activity profile was mono-phasic with a peak during initial loading (four studies). Gluteus medius amplitude increases with running speed; this is most evident in females. The muscles’ activity has been recorded in injured runners with Achilles tendinopathy (two studies) and patellofemoral pain syndrome (three studies). The strongest evidence indicates a moderate and significant reduction in gluteus medius duration of activity when running in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome. This dysfunction can potentially be mediated with running retraining strategies.
Keyword Buttocks
Electromyography
Running
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Achilles tendinopathy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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