Cervical Spine Motion in Ice Hockey Players During a Log Roll Technique Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Beard, Josh R.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Objective: Investigate the effect of helmet fit on cervical spine motion during a log roll in ice hockey. Design: Paired samples t-tests and within subjects ANOVA’s conducted for movement in three planes to determine if a significant difference in cervical spine motion existed under three helmet conditions (1- properly fitted, 2-competition, 3-removed). Setting: Sports Medicine Research Laboratory. Participants: 16 ice hockey players. Measurements: Head and helmet motion relative to the thorax in three planes using the Flock of Birds, reported in deg/sec. Results: No significant difference in helmet to thorax motion and significantly less head to thorax motion for sagittal and transverse planes when condition 3 is compared to 1 and 2. In the frontal plane, condition 2 yielded significantly less motion than 1. Conclusion: More motion occurred in the sagittal and transverse planes during the log roll of an ice hockey player when the helmet remained in place.
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