Date of this Version

2-2-2015

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Accepted version

Furness, J., Hing, W., Walsh, J., Abbott, A., Sheppard, J. M., & Climstein, M. (2015). Acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: Incidence, severity, location, type, and mechanism. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(5), 1246-1254. doi:10.1177/0363546514567062

© Copyright, The Authors, 2015

Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

2015 HERDC Submission

ISSN

1552-3365

Abstract

This is the largest surfing-specific survey that included both recreational and competitive surfers conducted in Australia to date. The shoulder, ankle, head, and face were identified as the key regions where acute injuries occur in surfers. This research may aid in reducing the occurrence of injury through musculoskeletal screening in these key injury-prone regions and through the use of sport-specific strength training and conditioning.

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