Investigating the Sensorimotor Control of the Hamstring Muscle Group in Australian Football League Players

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Hides, Julie A
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Barrett, Rodney
Franettovich Smith, Melinda
Bourne, Matthew
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2023-07-21
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Introduction: Injury to the hamstring muscle group has been shown to be the most frequent injury in many sports involving high-speed running, including in the Australian Football League (AFL). The incidence and prevalence of hamstring injury has not decreased within the AFL over a 20-year period; however, the recurrence rate for hamstring injury has decreased markedly during this time. Establishing risk factors associated with hamstring injury is a crucial step in guiding specific injury prevention programs aimed at reducing this burden. Objectives: The aim of this thesis was to investigate sensorimotor control of the hamstring muscle group in AFL players, with special reference to hamstring injury. Additionally, several modifiable risk factors pertaining to sensorimotor control of the hamstring muscle group and their association with hamstring injury were investigated. [...]

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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School of Health Sci & Soc Wrk
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hamstring muscle
sensorimotor control
Australian Football League (AFL) players
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