Vol.022 - Prediposing Factors to Weight-Training Injuries - Dr.Jacek Cholewicki


About Dr. Jacek Cholewicki Ph.D.

Dr. Cholewicki is the Associate Professor of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation of Yale
University School of Medicine.

About the Video

Dr. Cholewicki will review his latest study of how 90% of injuries are sustained during self-initiated activities such as running, jumping, and weightlifting (39% weights). This evidence points to motor control errors as the etiology of low back injury. Athletes who returned to their sports activity after a clinical recovery from low back injury, had impaired motor control of the lumbar spine, which includes delayed muscle response latencies to sudden trunk loading and poor postural control. This presentation will review and demonstrate active lumbar stabilization research and training to restore normal motor control for weight-training.