Dr David Opar - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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My research focuses on the prediction, prevention and rehabilitation of hamstring strain injuries.

Contact

Phone :3742 (Melbourne)
Email :David.Opar@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Sports Injury ; Hamstring Injury ; Epidemiology ; ACL injury ;

Methods Expertise

Surface Electromyography ; Isokinetic Dynamometry ; Ultrasound imaging ; Magnetic resonance imaging ; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2013

Rate of torque and EMG development during anticipated eccentric contraction is lower in previously strained hamstrings., in American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(1):116-125.

Is there a potential relationship between prior hamstring strain injury and increased risk for future anterior cruciate ligament injury?, in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In press

The financial cost of hamstring strain injuries in the Australian football league., in British Journal of Sports Medicine. In press

Knee flexor strength and bicep femoris electromyographical activity is lower in previously strained hamstrings., in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2013;23(3):696-703.

Could neuromuscular inhibition play a role in hamstring strain injury recurrence?, in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2013;42(3):209-226.

A novel device using the Nordic hamstring exercise to assess eccentric knee flexor strength: a reliability and retrospective injury study., in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(9):636-640.

Acute hamstring strain injury in track and field athletes: a 3-year observational study at the Penn Relay Carnival., in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. In press.

Reduced biceps femoris electromyographical activity is responsible for eccentric knee flexor weakness following repeat sprint running., in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. In press.

2012

Hamstring strain injuries: Factors that lead to injury and re-injury., in Sports Medicine. 2012;42(3):209-226.