PREVENTION & REHABILITATION OF DIVERS’ CERVICAL VERTEBRAE INJURIES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BIOMECHANICAL BALANCE

  • Renbo Qiao
Keywords: biomechanical balance, cervical vertebra injuries, prevention, rehabilitation

Abstract

In this paper, the theory of biomechanical balance of the cervical vertebrae (CV) from medical studies was used to help explain the causes of CV injuries suffered by divers. By re-analysing the data of CV injuries of 312 divers, we concluded that CV injuries may be caused by damage of the biomechanical balance of the CV. Based on this theory, combined with some medical knowledge - suitable exercises and appropriate therapeutic intervention for coaches, therapists and trainers were suggested to treat and prevent CV injuries in sporting events.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities