Hides, J. A, Mendis, M. D, Smith, M. M, Miokovic, T., Cooper, A. J & Choy, NL. (2016). Association between altered motor control of trunk muscles and head and neck injuries in elite footballers - An exploratory study. Manual Therapy,24 46-51. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.05.001
Head and neck injuries are common in football. Injuries such as concussion can have serious consequences. Previous studies have shown that size and function of trunk muscles are predictive of lower limb injuries in professional Australian Football League (AFL) players. It is unknown whether measurement of trunk muscles can also be used to predict head and neck injuries. To examine whether trunk muscle measurements predict head and neck injuries incurred by professional AFL players.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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