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Critical review of the impact of core stability on upper extremity athletic injury and performance

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, October 2015
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Title
Critical review of the impact of core stability on upper extremity athletic injury and performance
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, October 2015
DOI 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0108
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Authors

Sheri P. Silfies, David Ebaugh, Marisa Pontillo, Courtney M. Butowicz

Abstract

Programs designed to prevent or rehabilitate athletic injuries or improve athletic performance frequently focus on core stability. This approach is based upon the theory that poor core stability increases the risk of poor performance and/or injury. Despite the widespread use of core stability training amongst athletes, the question of whether or not sufficient evidence exists to support this practice remains to be answered. 1) Open a dialogue on the definition and components of core stability. 2) Provide an overview of current science linking core stability to musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremity. 3) Provide an overview of evidence for the association between core stability and athletic performance. Core stability is the ability to control the position and movement of the trunk for optimal production, transfer, and control of forces to and from the upper and lower extremities during functional activities. Muscle capacity and neuromuscular control are critical components of core stability. A limited body of evidence provides some support for a link between core stability and upper extremity injuries amongst athletes who participate in baseball, football, or swimming. Likewise, few studies exist to support a relationship between core stability and athletic performance. A limited body of evidence exists to support the use of core stability training in injury prevention or performance enhancement programs for athletes. Clearly more research is needed to inform decision making when it comes to inclusion or emphasis of core training when designing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for athletes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
United States 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 431 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 93 21%
Student > Master 78 18%
Other 27 6%
Student > Postgraduate 27 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 5%
Other 80 18%
Unknown 108 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 102 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 84 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 75 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 2%
Other 25 6%
Unknown 129 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 February 2022.
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#3,490,915
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#122
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#48,240
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Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
#6
of 11 outputs
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