Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School Of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

Faculty

Computing, Health And Science

First Advisor

Dr Angus Burnett

Second Advisor

A/Prof. Barry Gibson

Abstract

Background: Neck pain and injury is a common occurrence in high performance combat pilots (HPCP) around the world. The cause of this has been attributed to exposure to the unavoidable high mechanical loading related to the neck being positioned in non-neutral head postures whilst being exposed to moderate to high +Gz levels. Specific neck conditioning exercises have been proposed as being a possible method to decrease the incidence of neck pain and injury in this population. However, there has been sparsely published research examining the suitability of selected exercises for HPCP who participate in regular aerial combat manoeuvres (ACM).

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