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The effect of hip position during Nordic hamstring exercises

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries

Athletes who play field sports that require repetitive sprinting are susceptible to suffering a hamstring strain. For the various elite football and rugby codes, a protracted hamstring injury can sideline a player for a significant amount of time, impacts team performance, and results in monetary losses. Therefore, hamstring strain prevention is a salient topic in... MORE

Acute to chronic workload ratio: fact or fiction?

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In 2016, an important study was published describing the Training-Injury Prevention Paradox. This theory explained how athletes accustomed to high training loads appear to experience fewer injuries than athletes training at lower workloads. The authors argued that most sports injuries are not caused by training per se, but by an inappropriate training program that includes... MORE

Post COVID-19 return to sport: an update II

in Email Newsletters, Improve

With today’s announcement by Louisiana State University’s head football coach Ed Ogeron that ‘most’ of the team has contracted the novel coronavirus, we’ve yet to realize the impact of COVID-19 on athletes fully. Seventy-five of the Texas Tech football team players have also gotten the virus since returning to school for the fall season. While... 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

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

Hop to it: adding a single-leg vertical hop to...

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears continue to plague athletes in greater numbers each year(1). Unlike some athletic injuries, ACL tears, once healed or repaired, continue to impact future physical activity and joint health. A majority of athletes (around 60%) never return to a competitive level of sport(1). While there may be several reasons for this,... MORE

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