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Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

First Advisor

Ann Williams, PhD, PT

Second Advisor

Daiva Banaitis, PhD, PT


Training habits and injury occurrence in 165 participants at the 1992 Oregon Senior Olympics were investigated with a questionnaire (athletes age 40+). Fifty-five participants completed the questionnaire (response rate - 33%). The respondents indicated a high intensity training regimen (9.4 months/year & 8.1 competitions/years). In addition, the Senior Olympians reported a 61.7% incidence of injury resulted in 24.5 missed training days. Fifty percent of those who had injuries sought medical care, but 85.3% waited until the injury limited their training.


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