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Kids Who Lift: Training for Injury Prevention

Latest installment of HLHPRI Seminar Series to focus on interventions to prevent physical activity-related injuries in youth

October 25, 2016 — 

The Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute (HLHPRI) will be hosting a Research Seminar Series entitled Kids Who Lift: Training for Injury Prevention Friday, Oct. 28 at the University of Manitoba.

Opportunities for kids, especially girls, to participate in organized sport have never been more abundant. Unfortunately, increased involvement is accompanied by a risk of musculoskeletal injury. Medical costs associated with these injuries can run into the millions of dollars.

Recent research has shown that female athletes carry a disproportionate share of this injury load compared to male athletes.

One of the modifiable risk factors associated with injury is neuromuscular control. Girls move differently, and lack muscle strength compared to boys. This places them at increased risk of certain types of injuries.

Dr. Joanne Parsons will review her research in this area, looking at how various interventions, including the introduction of resistance training at a younger age, can influence neuromuscular control and physical ability.

Join us for the latest installment of the Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute’s Seminar Series:

What: Research Seminar Series Kids Who Lift: Training for Injury Prevention
Who: Dr. Joanne Parsons, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
When: Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.
Where: 133 Frank Kennedy Centre


The Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute is housed within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and is one of the most diverse research institutes at the University of Manitoba.

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