LEG POWER AS A PREDICTOR OF INJURY AND ILLNESS RISK IN POLICE RECRUITS
Presenter: Pope R
This module addresses:
Question: Does leg power, as measured by a vertical jump, predict injury
and illness risk in a police population?
Conclusion: Police recruits with lower VJ height are at a significantly
greater risk of suffering an injury or illness during police basic
Key Practice Points:
• Leg power is a useful predictor of injury and illness risk in recruits
undergoing police training and potentially in other tactical populations.
• Increasing leg power in new recruits about to undergo police training my
reduce their risk of injury or illness.
• Further research is required to assess the extent to which leg power is
causal in these relationships.