LOW BACK PAIN IN SPORT: BIOMECHANICS AND INTERVENTION

  • Angus Burnett
Keywords: Low back pain, biomechanics, intervention, technique

Abstract

Considering the large number of peer-reviewed papers that have been written on sports injuries, relatively few intervention studies have been conducted. This is especially the case for the problem of low back pain (LBP) in sport. With the few intervention studies that have been conducted in this area, positive clinical outcomes have been infrequent. This may be due to the lack of individualized approaches which tailor intervention for the athlete according to the presence of known risk factors. Two recent studies conducted in 1) elite male fast bowlers in cricket and 2) schoolgirl rowers have attempted to address this issue. It is recommended that more work is needed in this area to try and improve clinical outcomes.
Published
2014-09-30