Fatigue induced postural changes in Australian Rules football players with and without a history of hamstring injury

Luke Donnan, Tania Pizzari, Nicholas O’Dwyer, Suzi Edwards

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of game fatigue on sprint mechanics in Australian Rules Football (ARF) players with and without a history of hamstring strain injury (HSI). Thirty community level ARF players, 11 with a HSI within the previous two years, undertook a game protocol simulating the running requirements of an ARF match. Three-dimensional kinematic trunk and lower limb data of 10 sprints were collected prior to the game protocol, and at the end of each simulated quarter, allowing the influence of game fatigue to be assessed. In players with a history of HSI, joint angle data revealed changes in sagittal plane hip and lumbar spine position with increasing fatigue. Persistent hamstring dysfunction may be revealed as the athlete progresses through a game and has potential implications for injury recurrence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationISBS 2018
EditorsPartia A Hume, Jacqueline A Alderson, Barry D Wilson
PublisherNMU Commons
Pages398-401
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports: ISBS 2018 - Auckland University of Technology City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/1/ (Proceedings foreword)
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/isbs-2018 (conference website)
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/isbs-2018/full-proceedings (full conference proceedings)
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/175842/ISBS-2018-Auckland-Schedule-130918.pdf (conference program)

Conference

Conference36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/09/1814/09/18
OtherThe International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport is the annual event for the presentation of academic research in Sport Biomechanics. It is aimed to host the conference in a rotation principle between Australasia, North and South America, and Europe and Africa.
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