Faculty Publications

Title

Lumbar sagittal plane spinal curvature and junior-level cricket players

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Junior athlete, Low back injury, Lumbar lordosis

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Volume

21

Issue

2

First Page

47

Last Page

52

Abstract

Lumbar lordosis may be a risk factor for injury in junior-level athletes involved in sport which requires excessive amounts of extension. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between lumbar lordosis in junior-level cricket players with and without previous low back injury. Results demonstrated a statistically significant difference in lumbar lordosis between the two groups (LBI = 42.53 ± 9.10°; no LBI = 30.33 ± 8.36°; p <.01), with previous lower back injury accounting for 32% variation in lumbar lordosis (p <.01). The results indicate lumbar lordosis may be an issue worth examining in those athletes who partake in sports which have high levels of extension; but, as there is no accepted definition to lumbar postures, it is difficult to accurately interpret measurement results.

Original Publication Date

3-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1123/ijatt.2015-0028

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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