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Core Strength Influence on Jumping and Cutting in Females

The purpose of this study is to investigate the intricate relationship between core stability, biomechanics, and performance outcomes in females, aiming to fill the existing knowledge gap by assessing the association of core stability tests with both ACL injury risk biomechanics and overall athletic performance, while also examining the impact of core stability on performance while mentally multitasking.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 30 years
  • Female

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)
  • Weekend hours, if needed


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

During the testing session, you will perform different Core Stability tests . Then you will perform some jumping and cutting tasks with and without mentally multitasking. Then you will be given a core stability exercise and then retest the jumping and cutting tasks with and without the mental multitasking to see if anything changed.


Information on your core stability and jumping performance

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
1 day

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • You are a healthy female between the ages of 18-30
  • Have experience with jumping and/or cutting sports for 1 season or more during high school years for a school, club, or recreational team
  • Are recreationally active (defined as physically active for 30 min at least 3 days per week)

Not eligible if:

  • Have any current musculoskeletal pain
  • Are currently pregnant
  • Have a previous lower extremity injury in past six months that may limit their ability to participate in functional testing
  • Any history of an orthopedic spine or leg surgery
  • Any history of a central nervous system disorder such as a stroke

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

MOTION Science Institute
Fetzer Hall (UNC-Chapel Hill)
210 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Matthew Hartshorne
Exercise and Sport Science

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Bones, Joints, Muscles
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Injury/Injury Prevention
Wellness and Lifestyle
Women's Health

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