Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills?

Rhiannon Campbell, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Nick Ball, Wayne Spratford, Adam Hunter

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Abstract

Uneven asymmetrical landings in artistic gymnastics is considered a risk factor for injury. The aim of this research was to investigate if gymnasts experience asymmetrical upper and lower limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills on floor. Sixteen competitive level gymnasts (male= 8, female= 8) performed seven different gymnastics skills while wearing four inertial measurement units located bilaterally on the distal forearm and tibias. Every gymnastics skill showed significant inter-limb asymmetry (range z= -5.8, -6.0, p<0.001) and every gymnast demonstrated intra-limb variability for at least one gymnastics skill. However, the level of asymmetry observed varied between skills and also gymnasts, meaning individual screening is needed to identify gymnasts, limbs and skills that may be at a higher risk for injury.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019
EditorsMeredith Stutz, William Berg
PublisherRoutledge
Pages157-160
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event37th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports: International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport - Miami University, Oxford, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201925 Jul 2019
https://isbs2019.org/

Publication series

NameSports Biomechanics
PublisherRoutledge
Number1
Volume37
ISSN (Print)1476-3141
ISSN (Electronic)1752-6116

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Abbreviated titleISBS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOxford
Period21/07/1925/07/19
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Gymnastics
Extremities
Wounds and Injuries
Tibia
Forearm
Lower Extremity
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Campbell, R., Bradshaw, E., Ball, N., Spratford, W., & Hunter, A. (2019). Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills? In M. Stutz, & W. Berg (Eds.), 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019 (pp. 157-160). (Sports Biomechanics; Vol. 37, No. 1). Routledge.
Campbell, Rhiannon ; Bradshaw, Elizabeth ; Ball, Nick ; Spratford, Wayne ; Hunter, Adam . / Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills?. 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019. editor / Meredith Stutz ; William Berg. Routledge, 2019. pp. 157-160 (Sports Biomechanics; 1).
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Campbell, R, Bradshaw, E, Ball, N, Spratford, W & Hunter, A 2019, Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills? in M Stutz & W Berg (eds), 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019. Sports Biomechanics, no. 1, vol. 37, Routledge, pp. 157-160, 37th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Oxford, United States, 21/07/19.

Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills? / Campbell, Rhiannon; Bradshaw, Elizabeth; Ball, Nick; Spratford, Wayne; Hunter, Adam .

37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019. ed. / Meredith Stutz; William Berg. Routledge, 2019. p. 157-160 (Sports Biomechanics; Vol. 37, No. 1).

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Campbell R, Bradshaw E, Ball N, Spratford W, Hunter A. Do gymnasts experience symmetrical limb loading when performing foundation gymnastics skills? In Stutz M, Berg W, editors, 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019. Routledge. 2019. p. 157-160. (Sports Biomechanics; 1).