Helen Bayne

Helen Bayne holds a doctoral degree in sports biomechanics from the University of Western Australia. She has more than 20 years of experience in sports coaching, injury rehabilitation, applied sport science, research, and education. She has worked with national and international sports organizations and elite athletes in various sports, with a particular focus on cricket, gymnastics, rowing, and athletics. Helen integrates applied sport science work with her academic research. Her work encompasses the measurement and analysis of motion and the development of physical capacity and movement patterns to enhance athletic performance and reduce injury risk.

Helen is the founding chairperson of the South African Society of Biomechanics and a fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport.

Articles by Helen Bayne

Demands of Sport: Part II – Force your way...

in Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development

Assessing the countermovement jump provides clinicians insight into the tissue capacity during rehabilitation and may guide decision-making. In part one, Helen Bayne discussed force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical rehabilitation context. In part two, Helen uncovers how to assess asymmetry and interpret the testing results to improve return to sport decision-making. Minnesota... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part I – Force your way...

in Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Strength, Tools and technology

Clinicians must understand the sport’s demands when developing rehabilitation programs for athletes. In this series, Helen Bayne will discuss the foundational biomechanical aspects of sports and provide guidance to ensure that rehabilitation meets those demands and reduces the chance of re-injury. In part one, Helen discusses force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical... MORE

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