Journal : Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Article : Laterality versus jumping performance in men and women

Authors :
Rumian, Ł.
Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland,
Reczyńska, K.
Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland,
Wrona, M.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland,
Tiainen, H.
Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway,
Haugen, H. J.
Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway,
Pamuła, E.
Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, epamula@agh.edu.pl,
Turek, A.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland, a.turek75@gmail.com,
Kasperczyk, J.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Jelonek, K.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Borecka, A.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Janeczek, H.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Libera, M.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Gruchlik, A.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Dobrzyński, P.
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland,
Wojda, S.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Białystok University of Technology, Białystok, Poland,
Szoka, B.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Białystok University of Technology, Białystok, Poland,
Sajewicz, E.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Białystok University of Technology, Białystok, Poland, e.sajewicz@pb.edu.pl,
Kiel-Jamrozik, M.
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Zabrze, Poland, marta.kiel-jamrozik@polsl.pl,
Szewczenko, J.
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Zabrze, Poland,
Basiaga, M.
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Zabrze, Poland,
Nowińska, K.
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Applied Geology, Gliwice, Poland,
Salasek, M.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and Faculty Hospital in Plzeň, Czech Republic, martin.salasek@seznam.cz,
Jansova, M.
Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Sciences and New Technologies for Information Society of West Bohemian University in Plzeň, Czech Republic.,
Křen, J.
Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Sciences and New Technologies for Information Society of West Bohemian University in Plzeň, Czech Republic,
Pavelka, T.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and Faculty Hospital in Plzeň, Czech Republic,
Weisova, D.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and Faculty Hospital in Plzeň, Czech Republic,
Reimann, Ł.
Institute of Materials Engineering and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, lukasz.reimann@polsl.pl,
Żmudzki, J.
Institute of Materials Engineering and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland,
Dobrzański, L.
Institute of Materials Engineering and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland,
Szpala, A.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland, agnieszka.szpala@awf.wroc.pl,
Rutkowska-Kucharska, A.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland,
Stawiany, M.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland,
Olchowik, G.
Department of Biophysics, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland,
Tomaszewski, M.
Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, tomaszewski.marek@gmail.com,
Olejarz, P.
Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngeal Oncology, SPSK-4, Lublin, Poland,
Warchoł, J.
Department of Biophysics, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland,
Różańska-Boczula, M.
Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Scientific University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland,
Maciejewski, R.
Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland,
Dathe, H.
Joint Biomechanical Research Group, Department of Orthodontics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany, hdathe1@gwdg.de,
Gezzi, R.
Joint Biomechanical Research Group, Department of Orthodontics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany,
Kubein-Meesenburg, D.
Joint Biomechanical Research Group, Department of Orthodontics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany,
Nägerl, H.
Joint Biomechanical Research Group, Department of Orthodontics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany,
Bertucci, W.
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Campus moulin de la housse, France, william.bertucci@univ-reims.fr,
Arfaoui, A.
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Campus moulin de la housse, France,
Duc, S.
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Campus moulin de la housse, France,
Letellier, T.
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Campus moulin de la housse, France,
Brikci, A.
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Campus moulin de la housse, France,
Dziuba, A. K.
Institute of Physiotherapy in the Locomotor System,University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland, alicja.dziuba@awf.wroc.pl,
Żurek, G.
Institute of Biostructure, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland,
Garrard, I.
Institute for Bioeingineering, Brunel University of West London,
Wierzbicka-Damska, I.
Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland,
Trzaskoma, Z.
Chair of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, zbyszek.trzaskoma@awf.edu.pl,
Ilnicka, L.
Chair of Biological Foundations of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Wiszomirska, I.
Chair of Biological Foundations of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Wit , A.
Chair of Biological Foundations of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Wychowański, M.
Chair of Biological Foundations of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland,
Abstract : Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between functional asymmetry of lower limbs, taking into account morphological features of the feet, and jumping ability in men and women. Methods: The study population consisted of 56 subjects, 30 women (age: 20.29 ± 0.59 years; body mass: 58.13 ± 4.58 kg, body height: 165.60 ± 5.03 cm) and 26 men (age: 20.41 ± 0.78 years, body mass: 78.39 ± 8.42 kg, body height: 181.15 ± 6.52 cm). The measurements of longitudinal arches were performed with the plantographic method on the basis of Clarke’s angle mapped on a computer foot print. The measurements of jumping performance during bilateral (two legs) and unilateral (single-leg) counter movement jump (CMJ) were done on force plate. All subjects jumped three times each type of jump (total 9 jumps): three right leg, three left leg and three two legs. We put the test results through a detailed statistical analysis with the Statistica 8.0. The t-test for dependent variables and the Wilcoxon signed-rank test for divergent variances of the features compared. The analysis of relationships between the chosen podometric and plantographic features and jumping performance was conducted on the basis of the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (for the features which presented normal distribution, according to the Shapiro–Wilk test). Results: The correlations between values of height of single-leg jumps (right and left) and bilateral jumps, and foot indices were found in few cases only in men who had greater values of jump height with the non-dominant limb. We did not find a significant difference in jumping ability between the dominant limb and the non-dominant limb in women. We found bilateral deficits in jumping ability in the study groups, though we did not find significant differences (P ≤ 0.05) between the values for women (a mean of 6.5%) and for men (a mean of 8.4%). Conclusion: We found significant gender differences of the correlations between the values of height of jumps (single-leg and bilateral jumps) and foot indices.

Keywords : stopa, modelowanie sylwetki, płeć, dwupostaciowość, limb dominance, foot structure, jumping ability, bilateral deficit, sexual dimorphism,
Publishing house : Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej
Publication date : 2015
Number : Vol. 17, nr 1
Page : 103 – 110

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Qute : Rumian, Ł. ,Reczyńska, K. ,Wrona, M. ,Tiainen, H. ,Haugen, H. J. ,Pamuła, E. ,Turek, A. ,Kasperczyk, J. ,Jelonek, K. ,Borecka, A. ,Janeczek, H. ,Libera, M. ,Gruchlik, A. ,Dobrzyński, P. ,Wojda, S. ,Szoka, B. ,Sajewicz, E. ,Kiel-Jamrozik, M. ,Szewczenko, J. ,Basiaga, M. ,Nowińska, K. ,Salasek, M. ,Jansova, M. ,Křen, J. ,Pavelka, T. ,Weisova, D. ,Reimann, Ł. ,Żmudzki, J. ,Dobrzański, L. ,Szpala, A. ,Rutkowska-Kucharska, A. ,Stawiany, M. ,Olchowik, G. ,Tomaszewski, M. ,Olejarz, P. ,Warchoł, J. ,Różańska-Boczula, M. ,Maciejewski, R. ,Dathe, H. ,Gezzi, R. ,Kubein-Meesenburg, D. ,Nägerl, H. ,Bertucci, W. ,Arfaoui, A. ,Duc, S. ,Letellier, T. ,Brikci, A. ,Dziuba, A. K. ,Żurek, G. ,Garrard, I. ,Wierzbicka-Damska, I. ,Trzaskoma, Z. ,Ilnicka, L. ,Wiszomirska, I. ,Wit , A. ,Wychowański, M. ,Wychowański, M. , Laterality versus jumping performance in men and women. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics Vol. 17, nr 1/2015
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