Balancing the risk of injury to gymnasts: how effective are the counter measures?
RM Daly, SL Bass, CF Finch
British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2001
BACKGROUND: To minimise injury risk and maximise gymnastics performance, coaches, parents, and health professionals working with young gymnasts need to understand and practise safe gymnastics. AIMS: To (a) identify the various injury counter measures specific to gymnastics, (b) critically review the literature describing each injury prevention measure, and (c) assess, using available risk factor and injury data, the weight of evidence to support each of these counter measures. Specific recommendations for further research and implementation strategies to prevent injury and improve safety are also given. METHODS: The relevant literature was identified through the use of Medline (1966 to May 1..View full abstract