Prevention of spinal injuries in rugby

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Title translated into German:Prävention von Wirbelsäulenverletzungen im Rugby
Author:Sinibaldi, Kevin S.; Smith, Darla R.
Published in:Strength and conditioning journal
Published:29 (2007), 4, S. 18-24, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1533-4295, 1073-6840
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Identification number:PU201403002293


Spinal injuries in rugby occur as a result of the contact nature of the sport. Although these types of injuries are uncommon, every attempt should be made to reduce or eliminate them altogether. This article describes the mechanisms of rugby spinal injury in an effort to educate coaches and players. A strength and conditioning program is presented, which will address the risk factors linked to serious injury incidence. Verf.-Referat