There is a lack of research on the health of young figure skaters

Although figure skating attracts several hundred thousand participants worldwide, there is little knowledge on young figure skaters’ health. However, studies including adult figure skaters indicate a high prevalence of overuse injuries and an increased risk of impaired mental health.

This dissertation has an interdisciplinary approach that intends to investigate young figure skaters’ health from a broad perspective. The project is supervised by experienced researchers from sports epidemiology, athlete abuse, orthopedics, child- and adolescent psychiatry, dance and parasport. All research is conducted independently but is supported by the Swedish Figure Skating Association.

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  • MD, 2021


  • Atletics Research Center

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