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Lumbar Sagittal Plane Spinal Curvature and Junior-Level Cricket Players
International Journal of Athletic Therapy and training (2016)
  • Mark D. Hecimovich, Murdoch University
  • Norman J. Stomski, Murdoch University
Abstract
Lumbar lordosis may be a risk factor for injury in junior-level athletes involved in sport which requires excessive amounts of extension. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between lumbar lordosis in junior-level cricket players with and without previous low back injury. Results demonstrated a statistically significant difference in lumbar lordosis between the two groups (LBI = 42.53 ± 9.10°; no LBI = 30.33 ± 8.36°; p < .01), with previous lower back injury accounting for 32% variation in lumbar lordosis (p < .01). The results indicate lumbar lordosis may be an issue worth examining in those athletes who partake in sports which have high levels of extension; but, as there is no accepted definition to lumbar postures, it is difficult to accurately interpret measurement results.
Keywords
  • lumbar lordosis,
  • junior athlete,
  • low back injury
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Publication Date
January 3, 2016
DOI
10.1123/ijatt.2015-0028
Citation Information
Mark D. Hecimovich and Norman J. Stomski. "Lumbar Sagittal Plane Spinal Curvature and Junior-Level Cricket Players" International Journal of Athletic Therapy and training Vol. 21 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 47 - 52
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark-hecimovich/23/