publication . Conference object . Article . Other literature type . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2014

Spinal muscle EMG in a simulated rugby scrum

Benjamin Stone; Dario Cazzola; Polly McGuigan; Timothy Holsgrove; Gill, H. S.; Sabina Gheduzzi; Tony Miles; Keith Stokes; Grant Trewartha; Ezio Preatoni;
  • Published: 15 Sep 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<b>Introduction</b><br/>Previous kinetic and kinematics studies on machine(1) and live(2) scrummaging in Rugby Union indicated a reduction of the biomechanical load experienced by front row players when a ‘crouch-bind-set’ (CBS) engagement procedure was used instead of a ‘crouch-touch-set’ (CTS) one. These findings led to law amendments that were trialled during the 2013-14 competitive season. The reduction in biomechanical loading on front-row players may reduce stresses on the spinal structures, and ultimately decrease spinal injury incidence. The activation of neck and spinal muscles may have an effect on the stiffness of the cervical area and hence on the di...
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free text keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Muscle activity, Muscle activation, Upper trapezius, Cervical spine, Biomechanics, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business
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publication . Conference object . Article . Other literature type . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2014

Spinal muscle EMG in a simulated rugby scrum

Benjamin Stone; Dario Cazzola; Polly McGuigan; Timothy Holsgrove; Gill, H. S.; Sabina Gheduzzi; Tony Miles; Keith Stokes; Grant Trewartha; Ezio Preatoni;