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Title and subtitle: Running the race against injuries: A review of the literature. Abstract: Running is one of Australia's most popular sporting and leisure activities. While running is promoted by health professionals and has a wide variety of medically and socially related benefits, it needs to be recognised that, as with any sport, injuries can occur.(More)
The velocity at which a golf club impacts with a golf ball is known as club head speed. Although club head speed has been used to measure performance changes in a number of golf studies, it has not been validated as a golf performance measure. As handicap is the usual measure of performance, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for hamstring injury at the community level of Australian football. METHODS A total of 126 community level Australian football players participated in this prospective cohort study. To provide baseline measurements, they completed a questionnaire and had a musculoskeletal screen during the 2000 preseason. All were(More)
Cricket is a major international sport, generally played in British Common-wealth nations. Although strictly a non-contact sport, injuries in cricket can result in a number of ways. In high level cricket, overuse injuries are common and related to the physical demands of the sport, particularly in the delivery of the ball. The bowling action involves(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS-10) sports medicine diagnoses assigned by a clinical and non-clinical coder. DESIGN Assessment of intercoder agreement. SETTING Community Australian football. PARTICIPANTS 1082 standardised injury surveillance records. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS Direct comparison of the(More)
Sports injuries are a significant public health problem in Australia. However, little information is available about community level sports injuries, or about the sports safety policies and practices of community level sports organisations in Australia. The aim of this paper is to present the results of a survey of local clubs and sporting centres in the(More)
BACKGROUND A protective effect on injury risk in youth sports through neuromuscular warm-up training routines has consistently been demonstrated. However, there is a paucity of information regarding the quantity and quality of coach-led injury prevention programmes and its impact on the physical performance of players. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in hospital admission for hip fracture in New South Wales between July 1990 and June 2000. DESIGN Analysis of routinely collected hospital separation data. SETTING Public and private acute-care hospitals in NSW. PARTICIPANTS Admissions of patients aged 50 years and over with a primary diagnosis of fracture of the neck of(More)