Gymnastics, Injuries in

Gymnastics is both a competitive and a recreational sport. Injuries, which are influenced by age and gender, are often unique to the sport because of the intense physical demands and long hours of training needed to successfully complete routines on the floor, the balance beam, the vault, and the apparatus.

The gymnastic skill level, the training environment, and the methods used to build strength, flexibility, and endurance in the gymnast are all factors that influence both the number and the types of injuries that occur. The advanced gymnast needs to learn ...

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