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Document Type

Journal Article

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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

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2015 HERDC Submission




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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