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Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldwide study of 29 professional teams (2024)
Journal Article
Dunlop, G., Ivarsson, A., Einar Andersen, T., Brown, S., O’Driscoll, G., Lewin, C., …McCall, A. (in press). Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldwide study of 29 professional teams. Journal of Sports Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2024.2307764

Perceived confidence is an important dimension of an athlete’s psychological readiness to return-to-play. However, there is no established and validated tool to evaluate confidence in professional football. This study aimed to provide preliminary eva... Read More about Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldwide study of 29 professional teams.

Do non-contact injuries occur during high-speed running in elite football? Preliminary results from a new GPS and video-based method (2023)
Journal Article
Aiello, F., Di Claudio, C., Fanchini, M., Impellizzeri, F. M., McCall, A., Sharp, C., & Brown, S. J. (2023). Do non-contact injuries occur during high-speed running in elite football? Preliminary results from a new GPS and video-based method. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 26(9), 465-470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2023.07.007

Objectives Understanding how injuries occur (inciting circumstances) is useful for developing etiological hypotheses and prevention strategies that can be tested. The aims of this study were 1) to evaluate the feasibility of a method combining video... Read More about Do non-contact injuries occur during high-speed running in elite football? Preliminary results from a new GPS and video-based method.

Development of a Standardised System to Classify Injury-Inciting Circumstances in Football: the Football Injury Inciting Circumstances Classification System (FIICCS) (2023)
Journal Article
Aiello, F., McCall, A., Brown, S. J., Serner, A., Fortington, L. V., Huurman, S. A. E., …Impellizzeri, F. M. (2023). Development of a Standardised System to Classify Injury-Inciting Circumstances in Football: the Football Injury Inciting Circumstances Classification System (FIICCS). Sports Medicine, 53(9), 1805-1818. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01857-6

Background: A comprehensive examination of the sport-specific activities and circumstances being performed at the time of injury is important to hypothesise mechanisms, develop prevention strategies and inform future investigations. Results reported... Read More about Development of a Standardised System to Classify Injury-Inciting Circumstances in Football: the Football Injury Inciting Circumstances Classification System (FIICCS).

Injury-inciting activities in male and female football players: a systematic review (2022)
Journal Article
Aiello, F., Impellizzeri, F. M., Brown, S. J., Serner, A., & Mccall, A. (2023). Injury-inciting activities in male and female football players: a systematic review. Sports Medicine, 53(1), 151-176. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-022-01753-5

Background A comprehensive examination of the sport-specific activities performed around the time of injury is important to hypothesise injury mechanisms, develop prevention strategies, improve management, and inform future investigations. The aim o... Read More about Injury-inciting activities in male and female football players: a systematic review.

Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial (2021)
Journal Article
Hamilton, R., Garden, C. L., & Brown, S. J. (2022). Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 29, 60-67

Background: Despite the lack of objective evidence, spinal manual therapies have been common practice for many years, particularly for treatment of lower back pain (LBP). This exploratory study measured and analysed the effect of a spinal mobilisatio... Read More about Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial.

Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players (2021)
Journal Article
Coyne, L. M., Newell, M., Hoozemans, M. J. M., Morrison, A., & Brown, S. J. (in press). Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players. Sports Biomechanics, https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2021.1890197

Motion capture systems are used in the analysis and interpretation of athlete movement patterns for a variety of reasons, but data integrity remains critical regardless of the purpose of measurement. The extent to which marker location or constrainin... Read More about Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players.

Inter-Segmental Coordination during a Unilateral 180° Jump in Elite Rugby Players: Implications for Prospective Identification of Injuries (2020)
Journal Article
Krajewski, K. T., McCabe, C., Sinnott, A. M., Moir, G. L., Lamont, H. S., Brown, S., & Connaboy, C. (2020). Inter-Segmental Coordination during a Unilateral 180° Jump in Elite Rugby Players: Implications for Prospective Identification of Injuries. Applied Sciences, 10(2), Article 427. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10020427

Musculoskeletal injuries often occur during the execution of dynamic sporting tasks that involve rotation. The prescription of appropriate prevention strategies of musculoskeletal injury relies on assessments to identify risk, but current assessment... Read More about Inter-Segmental Coordination during a Unilateral 180° Jump in Elite Rugby Players: Implications for Prospective Identification of Injuries.

Return to Play practices following hamstring injury: A worldwide survey of 131 premier league football teams (2019)
Journal Article
Dunlop, G., Ardern, C., Einar Andersen, T., Lewin, C., Dupont, G., Ashworth, B., …McCall, A. (2020). Return to Play practices following hamstring injury: A worldwide survey of 131 premier league football teams. Sports Medicine, 50, 829-840. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01199-2

Purpose: Return-to-play (RTP) is an on-going challenge in professional football. Return-to-play related research is increasing. However, it is unknown to what extent the recommendations presented within research are being implemented by professional... Read More about Return to Play practices following hamstring injury: A worldwide survey of 131 premier league football teams.

Joint range of motion entropy changes in response to load carriage in military personnel (2019)
Journal Article
Morrison, A., Hale, J., & Brown, S. (2019). Joint range of motion entropy changes in response to load carriage in military personnel. Human Movement Science, 66, Article 249-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.04.014

Background Overuse accounts for 82% of injuries in military personnel, and these occur predominantly in the spine and low limbs. While non-linear analyses have shown changes in overall stability of the movement during load carriage, individual joint... Read More about Joint range of motion entropy changes in response to load carriage in military personnel.

A Comparison of a markerless and a marker based motion capture system measuring trunk and lower limb kinematics across a range of common Lower Limb Protocols: Preliminary Findings (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Coyne, L., Newell, M., Brown, S. J., & Morrison, A. (2018, July). A Comparison of a markerless and a marker based motion capture system measuring trunk and lower limb kinematics across a range of common Lower Limb Protocols: Preliminary Findings. Poster presented at 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland

Non-contact injury incidence and warm-up observation in hockey in Scotland (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Johnston, T., Brown, S., Kaliarntas, K., & Taylor, C. (2016, August). Non-contact injury incidence and warm-up observation in hockey in Scotland. Poster presented at International Sports Science + Sports Medicine Conference 2016, Newcastle University

Noncontact injuries occur during manoeuvres such as landing, accelerating and the side-cut. This investigation has assessed the prevalence and manoeuvres associated with noncontact injuries and the current warm up practice. An online questionnaire wa... Read More about Non-contact injury incidence and warm-up observation in hockey in Scotland.

The key kinematic determinants of undulatory underwater swimming at maximal velocity (2015)
Journal Article
Connaboy, C., Naemi, R., Brown, S., Psycharakis, S., McCabe, C., Coleman, S., & Sanders, R. (2016). The key kinematic determinants of undulatory underwater swimming at maximal velocity. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(11), 1036-1043. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1088162

The optimisation of undulatory underwater swimming is highly important in competitive swimming performance. Nineteen kinematic variables were identified from previous research undertaken to assess undulatory underwater swimming performance. The purpo... Read More about The key kinematic determinants of undulatory underwater swimming at maximal velocity.

The X-Factor: An evaluation of common methods used to analyse major inter-segment kinematics during the golf swing (2013)
Journal Article
Brown, S. J., Selbie, W. S., & Wallace, E. S. (2013). The X-Factor: An evaluation of common methods used to analyse major inter-segment kinematics during the golf swing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(11), 1156-1163. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2013.775474

A common biomechanical feature of a golf swing, described in various ways in the literature, is the interaction between the thorax and pelvis, often termed the X-Factor. There is no consistent method used within golf biomechanics literature however t... Read More about The X-Factor: An evaluation of common methods used to analyse major inter-segment kinematics during the golf swing.

Determination of the swing technique characteristics and performance outcome relationship in golf driving for low handicap female golfers (2011)
Journal Article
Brown, S., Nevill, A. M., Monk, S. A., Otto, S. R., Selbie, W. S., & Wallace, E. S. (2011). Determination of the swing technique characteristics and performance outcome relationship in golf driving for low handicap female golfers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29, 1483-1491. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.605161

Previous studies on the kinematics of the golf swing have mainly focused on group analysis of male golfers of a wide ability range. In the present study, we investigated gross body kinematics using a novel method of analysis for golf research for a g... Read More about Determination of the swing technique characteristics and performance outcome relationship in golf driving for low handicap female golfers.

Effect of 6-iron club properties on thorax and pelvis rotation at key events of the golf swing (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Betzler, N., Brown, S., Wallace, E. S., Otto, S. R., & Shan, G. (2008). Effect of 6-iron club properties on thorax and pelvis rotation at key events of the golf swing. In Science and Golf V. Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf, 455-461

Various previous studies analysed trunk alignment at key events of the golf swing, but in most cases players swung only one type of golf club or clubs from different categories (for example a driver and a 5-iron). However, a better understanding of h... Read More about Effect of 6-iron club properties on thorax and pelvis rotation at key events of the golf swing.