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Injury Research

Does Isokinetic strength testing predict hamstring injuries in sports?

Research Reviewed: Isokinetic strength assessment offers limited predictive validity for detecting risk of future hamstring strain in sport: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Green et al, BJSM 2017 Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are all too common amongst sports that require high velocity and force, including sprinting, kicking, and prolonged high-speed runs. A common assessment tool …

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Do footballers have altered side to side cutting mechanics following ACL reconstruction?

Research reviewed: Altered lower extremity movement variability in female soccer players during side-step cutting after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Pollard et al, AJSM. 2015 The prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries has steadily been increasing in footballers (soccer players), particularly in the female population. In the case of a full rupture, most players who …

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This 10 minute warm-up reduced knee & ankle injuries by 36% for basketball players

Research Reviewed: The “SHRed Injuries Basketball” Neuromuscular Training Warm-up Program Reduces Ankle and Knee Injury Rates by 36% in Youth Basketball. Emery et al. JOSPT January 2022 Basketball puts significant stress on the knees and ankle – in multiple directions, movements, and movement planes. This leads to a high prevalence of knee and ankle injuries. …

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