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Incidence of Injury in Relation to Limb Dominance in Arizona State University Men's and Women's Gymnastics Teams

Abstract Previous research on gymnastics injuries has examined several differences in the types of injuries and event/location where injury is most likely to occur. This research shows that male gymnasts are more likely to have more upper body injuries compared to lower body injuries whereas female gymnasts are more likely to have lower body injuries. The majority of all gymnastics injuries are sprains that are most likely to occur during the landing phase on the floor exercise during routine performance or competition. Gymnastics injuries are also more prevalent in older gymnasts, like those at the collegiate level. However, there is limited research on the effects of limb dominance on injury occurrence in both male and female gymnasts at the colle... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Price, Callie (Author) / Chisum, Jack (Advisor) / Lee, Chong (Committee member) / Campbell, Kathryn (Committee member) / Woodruff, Larry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Kinesiology / Physical therapy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 46 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Exercise and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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