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.

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

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.

Evidence-based guideline: Neuromuscular ultrasound for the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Shook SJ, Ginsberg M, Narayanaswami P, Beekamn R, Dubin AH, Katijri B, Swaminathan B, Werner RA, Cartwright MS. Muscle Nerve. 2022, 56(2):147-153.

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. 

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.