RFU reveals how exercise can reduce risk of injury

The injury risks of youth rugby have received much attention in recent years, in particular, the risks of concussion have been widely discussed. In a bid to reduce injury in sport the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the University of Bath have conducted The School Injury Prevention Study. The three study conducted from 2013 to 2016, shows the beneficial impact the newly-devised exercise programme had in reducing overall injuries within youth rugby. It was the first study of its kind in a contact sport and has since been described as a benchmark for studies of this kind. The study which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found overall injuries fell by 72% when players completed the newly devised exercise programme at least three times a week, either pre-match or before training. Concussion injuries were also reduced by 59%. Concussion in contact sports has been a talking point for a number of years, in 2013 we¬†covered an article published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology¬†called Effects of multiple concussions in contact … Continue reading RFU reveals how exercise can reduce risk of injury