Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sport

De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355 (2014) Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sport. [Film / Video] (Unpublished)

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Professor Mark De Ste Croix's Inaugural Lecture, 12 February 2014. Mark De Ste Croix has worked in the area of paediatric sport and exercise physiology for over 17 years with a specific focus on enhancing our understanding of growth and maturation related changes in muscle strength. Mark studied for his PhD and held a post-doctoral research fellowship post at the world renowned Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre at the University of Exeter. His early work significantly enhanced our understanding of the age and sex related changes in strength during childhood. Using isokinetic dynamometry and magnetic resonance imaging Mark’s work contributed to a greater understanding of the mechanisms associated with the age related development of muscle strength during childhood. His specific expertise in using isokinetic dynamometry with paediatric populations has contributed towards a national expert statement on assessment and interpretation using Isokinetic dynamometry. Since joining the University of Gloucestershire in 2003 Mark has employed his expertise in paediatric neuromuscular development to explore injury risk in youth sport. This has included securing competitive research grants from both FIFA and UEFA to explore the effects of football match play on injury risk in female youth footballers. Mark has also been commissioned by the English FA to conduct research into injury risk and injury incidence in female youth footballers. Mark also works closely with a number of football clubs around the world including Barcelona, Athletic Club Bilbao, and more locally with Bristol City and Bristol Ladies Academy. Mark has published over 60 articles on the topic in academic peer reviewed journals, co-edited 1 book, written 25 book chapters, presented at over 70 International Conferences and presented keynote lectures at 15 International conferences. Mark is currently the deputy-convener of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science special interest group on paediatric sport and exercise, and co-director of the Exercise and Sport Research Centre at the University of Gloucestershire. In this lecture Mark will highlight the importance of understanding growth and maturation related changes in strength; explore the mechanisms associated with injury risk for youth sport; and propose appropriate pre-habilitation programmes for reducing injury risk.

Item Type: Film / Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inaugural lecture; sport injury, risk; youth sport
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Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 16:21
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:10

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