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dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorGittoes, Marianne J.R.
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T19:14:05Z
dc.date.available2018-06-28T19:14:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-13
dc.identifier.issn1752-6116 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/9653
dc.descriptionArticle published in Sports Biomechanics on 13 July 2018 available at https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2018.1469662
dc.description.abstractFemale gymnasts have been evidenced to experience sport-specific growth, of which broad shoulders and narrow hips are common characteristics. In addition to being a central component of handstand performance, postural control mechanisms, including whole-body and lumbo-pelvic stability, have been identified as risk factors for overuse spinal pathology. The study aimed to develop a fundamental understanding of musculoskeletal growth and postural control responses of female artistic gymnasts in order to extend longitudinal insights into overuse spinal pathology risk. Whole-body anthropometric measures were collected for 12 competitive female gymnasts (age at recruitment: nine to 15 years) at three time points across a 12 month period. Musculoskeletal growth was partially defined as the rate of bicristal-to-biacromial breadth ratio development, and informed shoulder- and pelvis-dominant growth sub-groups. Kinematic and kinetic indicators of postural control were determined for a total of 700 handstand trials. The shoulder-dominant (gymnastics-specific) growth group was found to have significantly greater biomechanical risk for general stability (p=0.00) than the pelvis-dominant group. Significantly greater lumbo-pelvic risk was demonstrated for the pelvis-dominant group (p=0.00). Extended idiosyncratic examination of proportional sport-specific growth measures alongside multi-faceted risk monitoring was advocated for the effective development of future overuse pathology prevention protocols.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSport Walesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSports Biomechanics;
dc.subjectanthropometry, stability, lumbar spine, overuse injury risk, handstanden_US
dc.titleSport-Specific Musculoskeletal Growth and Postural Control in Female Artistic Gymnasts: A 12 month cohort studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2018.1469662
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-04-19
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-07-13
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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