Incidence and Injury Rates in Pre-Collegiate Female Gymnasts Webinar

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Sharon Frank, MS, ATC, LAT
Sharon received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Michigan State University in 2012 and her master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2014. While at UK, she worked as the graduate assistant providing full-time coverage to the UK women’s soccer team. She comes to Cincinnati Children’s after a one-year stint in Memphis, TN with Rhodes College. At Rhodes College, Sharon was the primary athletic trainer for volleyball, track & field/cross country, women's basketball, and softball. Sharon is also a member of the NATA, GLATA, and OATA.
Current gymnastics injury epidemiology data is sparse, especially at the pre-collegiate level. Previous collegiate research suggests that female gymnasts are injured at a higher rate than most of their male and female counterparts in other sports. Additionally, these athletes typically perform intense training during peak years of pubertal growth and development, potentially complicating injury risk and driving the need for effective prevention strategies. Gathering injury data is vital to help health care professionals recognize the types and rates of injury, determine injury patterns and risk factors of the sport, and ultimately implement prevention strategies.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to recognize gymnastics-related injuries that commonly occur in adolescents.
Participants will be able to define the injury incidence and injury rates among novice to high level gymnasts.
Participants will be able to analyze the risk of injury as a gymnast advances in the sport.
Participants will be able to generate strategies to minimize the risk of injury at varying skill levels.
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