Injuries in Elite Figure Skaters.

  title={Injuries in Elite Figure Skaters.},
  author={R M Brock and C C Striowski},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={14 1},
In brief: A questionnaire was used to examine the number, nature, and etiology of injuries to Canadian nationally ranked figure skaters over a one-year period and to measure the consequent loss of training time. Of the 60 respondents, 28 (46.6%) reported having had a significant injury during the year. Fifty percent of the injuries were acute and 43% were overuse injuries. The respondents spent an average of 27.2 hours a week on the ice, but only 11.9 minutes (0.2 hour) per week in stretching… CONTINUE READING

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