The Injury Prevention Research Interest Group is comprised of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses and researchers with an interest in preventing youth sports injuries.
- We created a web-based survey to describe Fundamental Movement Skill (FMS) instruction patters in the elementary physical education curriculum. We surveyed 87 elementary PE teachers asking questions about time spent teaching FMS, method of evaluation and instruction and referrals/remediation recommended for children appearing to fall behind. Paper in preparation.
- We completed a study to to assess the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of a qualitative scoring system to evaluate trunk and LE alignment during a 45-degree side step cut.
- We are collecting data to describe the level of Fundamental Movement Skill (FMS) proficiency in a young athletic population and the relationship between sports specialization and FMS proficiency.
- We are collecting data to determine the validity of a qualitative and 2D scoring system to evaluate trunk and LE alignment during a 45-degree side step cut task.
- We are collecting survey data to describe the incidence and etiology of injuries in collegiate softball.
- A survey of sports medicine clinicians to describe barriers and facilitators of research participation.
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