[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0776456]
Researchers Dr DA Greene; Dr EJ Bradshaw; A/Prof GA Naughton; A/Prof MB Andersen; Prof D Courteix; Mr MA Kinchington
Brief description The vision is to gain an innovative understanding of risk factors for the early detection or prevention of injury, and to identify factors that promote participation longevity in young athletes. The biomechanics explored in this study will provide a basis for larger studies in future years. Large economic and social benefits can be gained from increased knowledge of injury prevention early in life. Lowered injury costs provide immediate cost benefits to the nation. Ultimately, in a nation familiar with the high costs of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases, the health sector of Australia will be the greatest benefactor of this project.
Funding Amount $130,273
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects