High-speed running load and related hamstring injury risk

Thanks to IOC World Conference @IOCprev2017 for sharing webcasts of the presentations delivered during the conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport held earlier this year in March in Monaco. This particular presentation is a 12 min presentation with the above title by Anthony Shield. He shares some interesting data on how high-speed…

Economic impact study: neuromuscular training reduces the burden of injuries and costs compared to standard warm-up in youth soccer

A study from University of Calgary in Canada published Nov 2016 last year. This article is not open access. “Results Along with a 38% reduction in injury risk (rate difference=−1.27/1000 player hours (95% CI −0.33 to −2.2)), healthcare costs were reduced by 43% in the NMT group (−$689/1000 player hours (95% CI −$1741 to $234)) compared…

Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Victoria, Australia 2005–2015

New study reports the rate of ACL injuries in 5-14 year olds in Victoria, Australia from 2005-2015. This article is open access. “There was a total of 320 cases and the overall annual rate of ACL injuries increased by 147.8% from 2.74 per 100,000 population in 2005/2006 to 6.79 per 100,000 in 2014/2015. The majority…

Critical components of neuromuscular training to reduce ACL injury risk in female athletes: meta-regression analysis

A systematic review on BJSM published Oct 2016 last year on the above topic. This article is not open access. “Results The meta-regression analyses identified age of participants, dosage of neuromuscular training, exercise variations within neuromuscular training and utilisation of verbal feedback as significant predictors of ACL injury reduction (p=0.01 in fixed-effects model, p=0.03 in…