The association of hip strength and flexibility with the incidence of adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players.

@article{Tyler2001TheAO,
  title={The association of hip strength and flexibility with the incidence of adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players.},
  author={Timothy F. Tyler and Stephen J. Nicholas and Richard J Campbell and Malachy P. McHugh},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={124-8}
}
This prospective study was conducted to determine whether hip muscle strength and flexibility play a role in the incidence of adductor and hip flexor strains in National Hockey League ice hockey team players. Hip flexion, abduction, and adduction strength were measured in 81 players before two consecutive seasons. Thirty-four players were cut, traded, or sent to the minor league before the beginning of the season. Injury and individual exposure data were recorded for the remaining 47 players… CONTINUE READING
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