Three-dimensional measurement of lumbar spine kinematics for fast bowlers in cricket

A. Burnett, C. Barrett, R. Marshall, Bruce Elliott, R. Day

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Objective. To determine whether the three-dimensional (3-D) lumbar spine kinematics for the mixed fast bowling technique differed to those of the side-on and front-on fast bowling techniques.Background. It has been previously shown that bowlers who utilise a mixed bowling technique are more likely to show lumbar spine pathology than those who bowl with either the side-on or front-on techniques.Methods. An electromagnetic device (3-Space(R)Fastrak(TM)) operating at 120 Hz captured range of motion and 3-D lumbar spine kinematics during the delivery stride of 20 young high performance subjects. The trajectory of shoulder and pelvic girdle markers were simultaneously captured and these data were used to classify bowlers into either a side-on, front-on or mixed technique group.Results. No significant differences (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-583
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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