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Abstract Title

Aerobic Gymnastics: Injury Incidence in High Performance Gymnasts

Abstract Theme

Rehabilitation

Type Presentation

Poster

Abstract Authors

DANIELLE MANTOVANI - UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS) - BR
Presenter MICHELE VIVIENE CARBINATTO - UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS) - BR
ANNELISE LINK - UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS) - BR

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Orange - 12        Date: 4 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: Michele Carbinatto

Abstract Resume

Background:It is a fact that the sport has become a worldwide phenomenon and the number of practitioners and modalities grew consubstantially. In addition to the benefits of the
practice, such as improved body composition, physical fitness, social interaction and sense of responsibility, the systematized experience of a sport can lead to not pleasant aspects, such as sports
injuries. Understanding the most common prevalence  of injury in a particular sport can guide the coach, even if in formative or high level training context, in favor of long-term athletes
development.In this sense, the objective of the study was to analyze the prevalence of sports injury in gymnasts from aerobic gymnastics that were medalist in the Brazilian National Championship in
the year 2015.  Methods: We interviewed 12 athletes whose experienced injury, all female, with na average age of 16. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and data analysis
occurred through Content Analysis. Results: We observed the occurrence of 14 injuries, in which the prevalence was due to sprain in the ankle joint, followed by stretching of the
hamstring muscles.  Conclusions:Injuries in the lower limbs are more frequent in aerobics because of the characteristics of the sport. In the case of sprains, the frequent changes of
direction, landing, jumps and hops- inherent in the choreographies- seen to be the reason for injuries. For distention, the mandatory elements of flexibility and fall jumps in split position seen to
be the cause of over-stretching. Both situations lead to reflection and action of the coach and others involved- as physical trainer and physiotherapist – to avoid those cited injuries.


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