Steph Lazarczuk

Steph Lazarczuk


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Lower limb muscle-tendon injury and adaptation


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Research interests

  • Lower limb muscle injuries, with a focus on hamstring strains
  • Adaptation of muscle and tendon to injury and exercise
  • Injury prevention in Major League Baseball
  • The correspondence between injury prevention and performance improvement
  • Kicking-related injuries and mechanics in rugby


  • Sport and exercise biomechanics
  • Professional practice in football
  • Applied techniques in sport and exercise science
  • Management and rehabilitation of the football athlete


  • Lazarczuk SLCollings TJHams AH, et al. Biceps femoris long head muscle and aponeurosis geometry in males with and without a history of hamstring strain injuryScand J Med Sci Sports202434:e14619. doi:10.1111/sms.14619
  • Dutaillis, Benjamin; Diamond Laura E.; Lazarczuk, Stephanie L.; Timmins, Ryan G.; Bourne, Matthew N.. Vertical Jump Testing after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 56(2):p 181-192, February 2024.  DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003298 
  • Stephanie L. LazarczukJonathon HeadrickJack T. HickeyRyan G. TimminsFurey A. LevaMatthew N. Bourne; Hamstring strain injury prevention: current beliefs and practices of practitioners working in Major League Baseball. J Athl Train. (2023) doi:
  • Lonergan, Ben & Price, Phil & Lazarczuk, Stephanie & Howarth, David & Cohen, Daniel. (2022). A comparison of countermovement jump performance and kinetics at the start and end of an international Rugby Sevens season. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. 6. 79-89.
  • Lazarczuk, S.L., Maniar, N., Opar, D.A. et al. Mechanical, Material and Morphological Adaptations of Healthy Lower Limb Tendons to Mechanical Loading: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med 52, 2405–2429 (2022).
  • Christian Bonello, Michael Girdwood, Keith De Souza, Nicola K. Trinder, Jeremy Lewis, Stephanie L. Lazarczuk, Jamie E. Gaida, Sean I. Docking, Ebonie K. Rio. Does isometric exercise result in exercise induced hypoalgesia in people with local musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review, Physical Therapy in Sport, 49, 51-61. (2021)
  • Lazarczuk SLLove TCross MJ, et al. The epidemiology of kicking injuries in professional Rugby Union: A 15-season prospective studyScand J Med Sci Sports20203017391747
  • James ASM, Lazarczuk SL. Epidemiology of Injuries in West End Performers. J Dance Med Sci. 23(4):139-144. (2019) doi: 10.12678/1089-313X.23.4.139.
  • Lonergan, B., Tallent, J., Lazarczuk, S. Needs analysis of mixed martial arts. JASC. 26(5):40-46. (2018)


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