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Acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: Incidence, severity, location, type and mechanism
American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • James Furness, Bond University
  • Wayne Hing, Bond University
  • Joe Walsh, Edith Cowan University
  • Allan Abbott, Bond University
  • Jeremy Sheppard, Edith Cowan University
  • Michael Climstein, Bond University
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

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.
Citation Information
James Furness, Wayne Hing, Joe Walsh, Allan Abbott, et al.. "Acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: Incidence, severity, location, type and mechanism" American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol. 43 Iss. 5 (2015) p. 1246 - 1254 ISSN: 1552-3365
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/allan_abbott/16/