Injury Prevention

The effect of age on sport injury risk

Jason Tee explains how development impacts injury risk and examines how to support young athletes for life-long activity.

Principles of Strength and Conditioning in Injury Rehabilitation

This course develops a fundamental understanding of strength and conditioning training principles to be applied into injury rehabilitation. The course consists of both theory and practical based sessions including case studies and program design. ***Cape Town 4 to 5 September 2021***

Does lower-limb asymmetry increase injury risk in sport? A systematic review

The aim of this review was to synthesize the current understanding relating to the risks of lower body functional asymmetry with injury in athletic populations. An iterative data mining and sampling approach was used to construct a search phrase from …

Improving compliance with injury prevention programs

Injury prevention is dull, but necessary. In most cases athletes would prefer to be doing something else. Here are some ideas based in behavioural psychology for how we can drive engagement!

Injuries in female athletes: reframing the weaker sex narrative

Female athletes suffer more sports injuries than their male counterparts. In this article I explore the reasons behind these high injury rates and demonstrate some surprising facts that turn the female frailty narrative on its head. The problem is not all Q-angles and strength differences...

Injury prevention programs: facts and figures for decision-makers

An evidence-based insight into how clinicians, athletes and coaches can quantify an injury prevention program’s value.

Making the most of multidisciplinary teams

This article discusses how managers and MDT members can create the conditions necessary for MDT success

‘How’ a multidisciplinary team worked effectively to reduce injury in a professional sport environment

This research investigated how a multidisciplinary team consisting of technical/tactical coaches, strength and conditioning caoch, physiotherapist and a sport scientist worked together effectively in professional team sport.

The acute:chronic workload ratio – science or religion?

One of the most well-received and now controversial additions to the sports-injury prevention literature in the past few years is the notion of the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) This article looks at the evidence for the validity of the acute:chronic workload ratio theory.

Injury niggles: manage small problems for a big difference

Niggles are an accepted consequence of sports participation. Even though athletes accumulate many aches and pains through their endeavors, most agree that the benefits of sport participation outweigh the discomfort.