Hamstring Injury Prevention Practices in Elite Sport: Evidence for Eccentric Strength vs. Lumbo-Pelvic Training

Following from last week’s excellent review article by Matthew Bourne and colleagues, this week we have another review paper by Dr Anthony Shield and Matthew Bourne on the abovementioned topic. More hamstring gold from the hamstring research group! Open access: NO (but a non-downloadable view-only version is available) First online: 15 November 2017 The main…

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…

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…