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Biomechanical symmetry in elite rugby union players during dynamic tasks: an investigation using discrete and continuous data analysis techniques

Authors: 

Brendan Marshall, Andrew Franklyn-Miller, Kieran Moran, Enda King, Chris Richter, Shane Gore, Siobhán Strike, Éanna Falvey

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
Background: While measures of asymmetry may provide a means of identifying individuals predisposed to injury, normative asymmetry values for challenging sport specific movements in elite athletes are currently lacking in the literature. In addition, previous studies have typically investigated symmetry using discrete point analyses alone. This study examined biomechanical symmetry in elite rugby union players using both discrete point and continuous data analysis techniques.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13102-015-0006-9
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Publication Date: 
01/06/2015
Journal: 
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes