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Lacrosse: Biomechanics, Injuries, Prevention and Rehabilitation

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract:
Lacrosse is a sport deeply embedded in traditions and respect for the game. The biomechanics necessary to be successful in the sport demand athletes to possess the speed and power of football and hockey athletes as well as the endurance, agility, and strategy of basketball and soccer athletes. With these physical and mental skills athletes are expected to perform shooting, passing, and checking with precision. The sports combination of speed, sticks, balls, and contact make for a unique set of injury types, biomechanics, and preventative interventions. Injuries range from minor strains and sprains to season ending anterior cruciate ligament tears, broken bones, and severe concussions. Rehabilitation specialists and strength and conditioning coaches must have a good understanding of each injury sustained in order to ensure each athlete is returned to play based on an appropriate timeline for tissue healing and re-injury is not likely to occur.
Title: Lacrosse: Biomechanics, Injuries, Prevention and Rehabilitation.
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Name(s): Klemz, Bridgett Lynn
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: Dissertation
Extent: 63 pgs
Language(s): English
Abstract: Lacrosse is a sport deeply embedded in traditions and respect for the game. The biomechanics necessary to be successful in the sport demand athletes to possess the speed and power of football and hockey athletes as well as the endurance, agility, and strategy of basketball and soccer athletes. With these physical and mental skills athletes are expected to perform shooting, passing, and checking with precision. The sports combination of speed, sticks, balls, and contact make for a unique set of injury types, biomechanics, and preventative interventions. Injuries range from minor strains and sprains to season ending anterior cruciate ligament tears, broken bones, and severe concussions. Rehabilitation specialists and strength and conditioning coaches must have a good understanding of each injury sustained in order to ensure each athlete is returned to play based on an appropriate timeline for tissue healing and re-injury is not likely to occur.
Identifier: Klemz_fgcu_1743_10051 (IID)
Note(s): Degree Awarded: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Subject(s): labral
lacrosse
posteroinferior
rehabilitation
sport
tear
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