Best Resources for Biomechanics Evidence-Based Practice

Dear BIG members,

ACSM has recently invested in the development of a new web-based resource called MOSAIC. MOSAIC is a Resource Center and Evidence Library designed to house the graded evidence used in the development of ACSM Position Stands, as well as a variety of other high-level resources that are relevant to those in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
MOSAIC is not meant to be an all-encompassing repository, nor will it search for resources external to the MOSAIC platform (i.e., Google-lite). ACSM’s goal is to populate MOSAIC with resources that will be of benefit to our members, with the aim to provide a central repository for these resources for our members to view and download. Thus, we are seeking your input in identifying resources that are of high quality, trustworthy, and meet the needs of our members.

Help us by adding your comment to this post with your suggested resource. You can also help by “liking” someone else’s suggestion. We will choose from the most popular suggestions to get a final first-pass list that we send on to ACSM leadership.

WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS BY APRIL 10, 2015!

Please use the following criteria to identify a top resource. Along with the details, select one or more of the criteria listed below that you used to identify the resource:
Title of Resource:
Type of Resource (book, research article, website URL, newsletter, lecture, etc.):
Author(s) of Resource:
Year, volume, pages (if published work):
This resource is:
(a) a resource that you personally use frequently in your work, research, or teaching
(b) a resource from a trusted organization (eg., scientific statement from AHA)
(c) a resource deemed as “game changing” in your field
(d) a resource from a peer-reviewed journal
(e) Other (Please describe)

Thanks very much for your help in making MOSAIC a great library for the Sports Medicine community!

Sincerely,

Your BIG Heads

Ajit, Jean, Brian, and Joe

14 thoughts on “Best Resources for Biomechanics Evidence-Based Practice

  1. Title: Biomechanics of knee ligaments
    Type: Research Article
    Authors: Woo SL, Debski RE, Withrow JD, Janaushek MA
    Am J Sports Med. 1999 Jul-Aug;27(4):533-43, PMID:10424228
    This resource is (a) personally used frequently in my research, (d) from a peer-reviewed journal

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  2. Title: Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement
    Type of Resource: Book
    Author(s) of Resource: David Winter
    Year, volume, pages (if published work):2011, 4th edition, ISBN-13: 978-0470398180
    This resource is: (a) a resource that I personally use frequently in my work, research, or teaching
    I think this book is used by most biomechanists as a resource manual in both teaching and research.

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  3. Title: Biomch-L
    Type of Resource: Listserver
    Sponsor: International Society of Biomechanics. Many biomechanists around the world contribute to this listserver

    http://biomch-l.isbweb.org/forum.php

    This resource is (a) used frequently in my work. It has a number of different discussion forums including: General Discussion, Events and Conferences, Jobs and Positions, Literature Updates, and Products and Services. Archives of the listserv back to 1988 are also available. Several ISB forums are also included: International Shoulder Group, Technical Group on Computer Simulation, Footwear Biomechanics Group, ISB Technical Group (3D analysis of human movement), Working group of the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International, and a seed group for Motor Control.

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  4. Two articles that are very similar come to mind: The first is easier to find than the second.

    Title: The biomechanics of running.
    Author Novacheck, T. F.
    (1998) Gait Posture 7(1): 77-95

    Title:Running injuries: a biomechanical approach.
    Author: Novacheck, T. F.
    (1998). Instr Course Lect 47: 397-406

    They are older papers, but remain classics to me on running biomechanics

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  5. Title of Resource: Effects of muscle strengthening on vertical jump height” A simulation study
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Bobbert, M. F., & van Soest, A. J.
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Med Sci Sports Exerc 26:1012-1020, 1994

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  6. Title of Resource: Disk degeneration and fast bowling in cricket: An intervention study
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Elliott, B. & Khangure, M
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1714–1718 , 2002

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  7. Title of Resource: The effect of neuromuscular training on the incidence of knee injury in female athletes. A prospective study
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Hewett, T. E., Lindenfield, T. N., Riccobene, J. V., & Noyes, F. R.
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Am J Sports Med 27:699–706, 1999

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  8. Title of Resource: The effects of feedback with and without strength training on lower extremity biomechanics
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Herman, D. C., Onate, J. A., Weinhold, P. S., Guskiewicz, K. M., Garrett, W. E., Yu, B., & Padua, D. A
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Am J Sports Med 37:1301–1308, 2009

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  9. Title of Resource: Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement
    Type of Resource: textbook
    Author(s) of Resource: Hamill, J. & Knutzen K.M.
    Good resource for fundamentals/ undergrad biomechanics course

    Title of Resource: Research Methods in Biomechanics
    Type of Resource: textbook
    Author(s) of Resource: Robertson O.G.E., Caldwell G., Hamill J., Kamen G, & Whittlesley S.
    Year : 2004
    Good resource for graduate-level students

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  10. Title of Resource: Biomechanics
    Type of Resource: Chapter
    Author(s) of Resource: Knudson, D.
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): In: Swain, D.P. (Ed.). ACSM’s resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. 7th edition (pp. 32-43). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

    This chapter from the Resource manual provides a concise review of the major concepts of an introductory biomechanics course.

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  11. Title of Resource: Making inferences about muscles forces from clinical observations.
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Herbert, R., Moore, S., Moseley, A., Schurr, K., & Wales, A.
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Australian J Physiother 39:195–202, 1993

    This is an hidden classic that warms professionals about the hidden dangers of incorrect assumptions about the muscular and kinetic causes of movement just from observed body kinematics

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  12. Title of Resource: Determining muscle’s force and action in multi-articular movement
    Type of Resource: research article
    Author(s) of Resource: Zajac, F. E., & Gordon, M. E.
    Year, volume, pages (if published work): Ex Sport Sci Rev 17:187-230, 1989

    The classic paper that started the induced acceleration analysis method to determine the complex muscle actions that create human movement

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  13. Title: Individual muscle contributions to support in normal walking
    Type of Resource: research article
    Authors of resource: Frank C. Anderson and Marcus Pandy
    Year, volume, pages: Gait & Posture, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2003, Pages 159–169.

    Title: COMPUTER MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT
    Type of Resource: research article
    Authors of resource: Marcus Pandy
    Year, volume, pages: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 2001, Vol. 3: 245-273

    I use the two articles above to explain forward dynamics to students.

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