Musculoskeletal Health and Sports Medicine


Several ongoing and recently completed research projects are studying potential risks for injury in sports such as running, lacrosse and baseball. These projects use a combination of motion analysis, on-field monitoring and video analysis, functional testing and injury surveillance to determine: 1) physiological and motion factors related to injury over time, 2) concussions and secondary musculoskeletal injuries with sports equipment, such as helmets, and 3) throwing workload as injury risks  in high school pitchers. This work was funded by US Lacrosse, National Operating Committee on Standards for Sport Equipment (NOCSAE) and American Medical Society For Sports Medicine.

Recent publications related to these topics:

Defining a research agenda for youth sport specialisation in the USA: the AMSSM Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit.Kliethermes SA, Marshall SW, LaBella CR, Watson AM, Brenner JS, Nagle KB, Jayanthi N, Brooks MA, Tenforde AS, Herman DC, DiFiori JP, Beutler AI.Br J Sports Med. 2021 Feb;55(3):135-143.

Musculoskeletal pain in lacrosse officials impacts function on the field. Heather K. Vincent, Michelle Bruner, Charlie Obermayer, Bruce Griffin, Kevin R. Vincent. Res Sports Med. 2020 Dec 22:1-12.

Volleyball-related injuries in adolescent female players: an initial report. Joseph G. Wasser, Brady Tripp, Michelle L. Bruner, Daniel R. Bailey, Rachel R. Leitz, Jason L. Zaremski, Heather K. Vincent. Phys Sportsmed. 2020 Sep 30:1-8. 

Impact of Body Mass Index on Biomechanics of Recreational Runners. Heather K Vincent , Jack E Kilgore 3rd , Cong Chen , Michelle Bruner , MaryBeth Horodyski , Kevin R Vincent . PM R. 2020 Jan 29.  doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12335. 

Previous High School Participation in Varsity Sport and Jump-Landing Biomechanics in Adult Recreational Athletes. Daniel C Herman , Diego Riveros , Kimberly Jacobs , Andrew Harris , Christopher Massengill , Heather K Vincent . J Athl Train. 2019 Oct;54(10):1089-1094.

Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament: Injury, Treatment Options, and Recovery in Overhead Throwing Athletes. Zaremski JL, Vincent KR, Vincent HK. Curr Sports Med Rep.  2019 Sep;18(9):338-345.

Unaccounted Workload Factor: Game-Day Pitch Counts in High School Baseball Pitchers-An Observational Study. Zaremski JL, Zeppieri Jr, G, Jones DL , Tripp BL , Bruner  M,  Vincent HK , Horodyski M.2018 Apr 6;6(4):2325967118765255.

Core and Back Rehabilitation for High-speed Rotation Sports: Highlight on Lacrosse. Vincent HK, Vincent KR. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jun;17(6):208-214.

Concussion May Increase the Risk of Subsequent Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury in Collegiate Athletes. Herman DC, Jones D, Harrison A, Moser M, Tillman S, Farmer K, Pass A, Clugston JR, Hernandez J, Chmielewski TL. Sports Med. 2017 May;47(5):1003-1010.