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) workload as injury risks. Some of this this work was funded by US Lacrosse.

Identifying risk factors for preexisting or developing low back pain in youth, high school, and collegiate lacrosse players using 3-dimensional motion analysis. Wasser JG, Bruner ML, Chen C, Vincent HK. OJSM. 2024, 12(3):23259671241231958. PMID 38496334

Team Physician Consensus Statement: Return to Sport/Return to Play and the Team Physician: A Team Physician Consensus Statement-2023 Update. Herring SA, Putukian M, Kibler WB, LeClere L, Boyajian-O’Neill L, Day MA, Franks RR, Indelicato P, Matuszak J, Miller TL, O’Connor F, Poddar S, Svoboda SJ, Zaremski JL.Curr Sports Med Rep. 2024 May 1;23(5):183-191. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000001169.

Development of a conceptual research and clinical framework for understanding and preventing Achilles injury in female collegiate gymnasts. Fryar C, Casey E, Tilley D, Vincent HK. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2023, 22(7):260-267. PMID: 37417663

Balance and single-leg functional performance in taekwondo athletes. Aldhabi R, Alnajjar M, Fasihudden A, Albadi M, Vincent HK. Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Open. 2024, 2(2):148-155

Preventing osteoarthritis after an anterior cruciate ligament injury: an Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Consensus Statement. Driban JB, Vincent HK, Trojian TH, Ambrose KR, Baez S, Beresic N, Berkoff DJ, Callahan LF, Cohen B, Franek M, Golightly YM, Harkey M, Kuenze C, Minnig MC, Mobasheri A, Naylor A, Newman CB, Padua DA, Pietrosimone B, Pinto D, Root H, Salzler M, Schmitt L, Snyder-Mackler L, Taylor JB, Thoma LM, Vincent KR, Wellsandt E, Williams M. Journal of Athletic Training. 2023; 58(3):193-197. PMID: 37130278.

Association of headgear mandate and concussion injury rates in girls’ high school lacrosse. Herman DC, Caswell SV, Kelshaw PM, Vincent HK, Lincoln AE. Br J Sports Med. 2022, 56(17):970-974.

Impact of probiotic supplementation on exercise endurance among non-elite athletes: study protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, clinical trial. McDermott CE, Vincent HK, Mathews AE, Cautela BG, Sandoval M, Tremblay A, Langkamp-Henken B. Trials. 2022, 23(1):603

Healthy running habits for the distance runner: clinical utility of the American College of Sports Medicine Infographic. Vincent HK, Vincent KR.  Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2022, 21(12):463-469. PMID: 36508604

Anxiety state impact on recovery of runners with lower extremity injuries. Madsen A, Sharififar S, Oberhaus J, Vincent KR, Vincent HK. PLoS One. 2022, 17(12): e0278444. PMID: 36454920.

Impact of COVID on sports injury patterns, changes in mental well-being, and strategies to prepare for future pandemics in sport. Vincent HK< Patel S, Zaremski JL. Curr Sports Med Reports. 2022, 21(6):196-204

A review of upper extremity peripheral nerve injuries in throwing athletes. Bowers RL, Cherian C, Zaremski JL. PMR. 2022. Jan 17. doi:0.1002/pmrj.12762. Online ahead of print.

Injury Prevention, Safe Training Techniques, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport in Trail Runners. Vincent HK, Brownstein M, Vincent KR. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Jan 28;4(1):e151-e16.

Role of Antigravity Training in Rehabilitation and Return to Sport After Running Injuries. Vincent HK, Madsen A, Vincent KR. Athrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Jan 28; 4(1):e141-e149.


Recent publications related to these topics:

Swing Type and Batting Grip Affect Peak Pressures on the Hook of Hamate in Collegiate Baseball Players.Flynn LS, Richard GJ, Vincent HK, Bruner M, Chen C, Matthias RC, Zaremski JL, Farmer KW.Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Dec 13;9(12):23259671211060807.

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.