DR. LOPEZ WINS SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA’S - 2018 SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION AWARD
February 13th, 2018
Dr. Lopez is fortunate to be interviewed on the eve of winning down under from the ASICS Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Conference -the BEST NEW INVESTIGATOR IN SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION, with his work on U.S. Rugby-7s. As the sport grows in North America, stakeholders are still challenged with the expansion of the sport globally. Trying to understand the true injury burden in the sport in the U.S. will be injury preventive. Do emerging markets have the same injury rates as established rugby Nations? Dr Victor Lopez Jr., Executive Director of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group & Director of Medical Services, Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy, while down at the Rugby Barbados World 7s with his Elite Women’s Squad, discusses with Rugby 7s Magazine Editor, Mr. Dustin Rosen, his opinions on the importance of his award and injury surveillance on US Rugby by levels of play, to aid in the injury prevention model for translation of player welfare. He thanks all the teams, players and administrators/tournament directors who have helped him and tirelessly promote the sport for the love of it!
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