Dr. William Gage, York University, Ontario
Dr. Eric Lyons University of Guelph , Ontario
This study will examine the athlete interface with different playing surfaces of both synthetic and natural fields that include different turfgrass types, densities and weed invasion. With the technology of a orthopedic neuromechanics research lab, repetitive measurements of athelete/ surface interface can be measured to determine if there is a potential for long term chronic injuries in addition to the documented acute injuries.
Contribution of playing surface to rate of injury Dr. Lyons & Dr. Gage Final Report Dec 2012
Sports Turf Association