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From: Coordinative variability and overuse injury

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Loss of complexity hypothesis based on the work of Lipsitz and colleagues (2002) applied to injury or pathology. Top and middle panels: over time reductions in effective degrees of freedom, interacting components and synergies become associated with a loss of variability in the system. When these reductions in degrees of freedom and variability reach a critical threshold, injury or disease may emerge (bottom panel).

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