RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LOWER EXTREMITY MOVEMENT QUALITY, VISUAL PERFORMANCE, AND HEAD IMPACT BIOMECHANICS IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Kostogiannes, Vasiliki
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • The purpose of this study was to determine if movement quality, and visual performance were associated with head impact biomechanics in high school football players. We also examined potential relationships between our performance metrics, the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) and Senaptec Sensory Station tablet tests. Throughout football season, we monitored head impacts using the Head Impact Telemetry System (HITS). Peak linear and rotational accelerations of head impacts were modeled using random intercept general mixed models. We used logistic regressions to examine relationships between visual performance metrics and LESS performance group. Good movers did not experience lower head impact magnitudes than poor movers. Few associations were found between visual performance and head impact magnitudes. We conclude that the LESS and the Senaptec Sensory Station tablet tests may not be the ideal tools for understanding magnitude of head impacts in high school football players, and are not significantly related to each other.
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  • Campbell, Kody
  • Wikstrom, Erik
  • Stanley, Laura
  • Register-Mihalik, Johna
  • Vander Vegt, Christina
  • Mihalik, Jason
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2018
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