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Injury mechanisms in sport impacts, an integrated approach to analysis — A webinar

This free webinar will help you understand the injury mechanisms which are key to improving injury prevention strategies.

This webinar was recorded live on 08/11/17. To view the free recording please sign in or create an account at

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Contact sports typically impose high and repetitive biomechanical demands on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. This can lead to acute or chronic injuries. Understanding the mechanisms causing these injuries is key to improve injury prevention strategies.

Rugby injury mechanisms webinarDespite the progress of technologies and methods, it is often impossible to directly measure the specific loading on the anatomical structures of the human body as a result of sports events involving impacts. This webinar will use Rugby Union events (scrum and tackles) as a paradigm for discussion. It will present the integrated approach taken by RS@Bath in the study of sports collisions. To read and understand more about this prior to the webinar The University of Bath recently did a study on injury prevention and it was published by the RFU – RFU reveals how exercise can reduce risk of injury.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify experimental issues in the analysis of injury mechanisms in sport collisions
  • Identify potential and limitations of different experimental approaches for the study of the biomechanical loading generated by sport impacts
  • Describe and discuss the outcomes of an integrated analysis (in situ, in vivo, in vitro, in silico) of Rugby Union contact events

About the presenter

Ezio webinar injury mechanisms in sport Dr Ezio Preatoni, FHEA is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Biomechanics and Motor Control at the University of Bath, UK.

Ezio’s research is in the area of movement and coordination dynamics and injury prevention. As a member of the Rugby Science group of the University of Bath (RS@Bath) he has been working in the area of sports collisions and injury prevention, with a specific focus on the Rugby Union scrum and tackle. These investigations have had a worldwide impact, have driven policy changes and contributed towards better health and safety for rugby players.

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