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Injuries in female athletes: reframing the weaker sex narrative

in Improve, Prevent

Female athletes suffer more sports injuries than their male counterparts. Jason Tee explores the reasons behind the high injury rates and discovers some surprising facts that turn the female frailty narrative on its head.  The times are changing for women’s sport. Once treated as merely a curtain-raiser to the main event, women’s sport has taken... MORE

Beliefs and barriers to injury prevention in recreational runners

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

Nearly 85% of runners experience a running injury in their lifetime(1). While researchers continue to look for exact mechanisms of injury in runners, a group from the Netherlands investigated the factors that make an injury prevention program successful(1). They undertook a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a multifactorial online prevention program for recreational... MORE

Mind the gap: Diastasis recti in postpartum athletes

in Core injuries, Improve, Prevent

Tracy Ward explains why even elite athletes can suffer from diastasis recti during the postpartum period, and how clinicians can comprehensively assess and treat this condition. Female athletes often experience the peak of their physical performance and their optimal fertile age simultaneously. Many female athletes continue to train during pregnancy and the postpartum period –... MORE

Fall in: What military studies reveal about injury prevention

in Email Newsletters, Prevent

Injury prevention goes hand in hand with rehabilitation science. Injuries cost athletes and sports teams lost time and money. While most injury prevention studies are conducted on athletes, a review of US Marine Corp recruits sheds light on one aspect of injury prevention that deserves more consideration. The Marines offer a unique setting in that... MORE

Beyond hamstring curls: effective recruitment with hip extension and...

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries, Prevent

Studies looking at muscle activation often rely on surface electromyography (sEMG) readings to determine muscle functionality. New technology, however, enables scientists to get a more accurate picture of muscle contractions. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) provides a better measurement of muscle activation by recording the T2 relaxation time of tissue water. Scientists from Australia used... MORE

Do injury prevention programs work for women?

in Email Newsletters, Prevent

More women are playing soccer than ever before. In fact, the rate of females joining soccer teams is outpacing the growth of all other sports(1). Injuries from playing soccer are on the rise as well. According to the NCAA, injuries occurred in collegiate female soccer players between 2004 and 2009, at a rate of 7.3... MORE

Returning youth to sport following lockdown

in Improve, Prevent, Tools and technology

Jason Tee explains the challenges of returning young athletes to sport safely and efficiently and provides practical guidelines for keeping them injury-free. Many nations are starting to ease strict lockdown rules, allowing life to return to normal after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Professional sportspeople and weekend warriors alike are chomping at the bit to get... MORE

2 programs to jump-start your telehealth Ther-ex Rx

in Power development, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most athletes find themselves trapped within their home surroundings with limited resources for exercise. With events canceled globally and training programs halted, Trevor Langford begins a series on how sports professionals can ensure athletes remain focused, conditioned, and ready to return to training once give the ‘all clear.’ This article... MORE

Advice to discharged athletes: don’t play right away

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

Athletes quarantined or ordered to stay home, especially ones who were previously furloughed due to injury, have limited opportunities to exercise in a way that simulates match play. Once communities lift the social distancing guidelines, those on the injured list will be healed enough to return to play. However, will they be more vulnerable to... MORE

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