Dr. Heather Vincent receives grant from US Lacrosse Sport Science and Safety.

Dr. Heather Vincent, Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center, receives a grant from US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Program (“Contribution of functional and motion factors related to lower body musculoskeletal pain and injury in lacrosse“). She will be studying the different biomechanics and player risk factors that can place developing players 10-21 years old at higher risk for lower extremity pain and injury. Taking the testing equipment to the field, she and the study team will be measuring the sports-specific mechanics that indicate what pre-season and in-season training players should be doing to protect themselves.

She is also working on other lacrosse mechanics studies for those interested in signing up. Clickable link:

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