Injury is something which can fill players and coaches with a feeling of dread, potentially hindering performance for both the individual and the team. Preparing the body through conditioning, strength training, and developing power, speed and agility are all key factors in preventing injury in football, ensuring the body is primed and ready for the demands of the sport. However, preventing injury isn’t simply about physical fitness. In fact preventing injury starts before even stepping into the training session.
A bad running technique can lead to injury. This article will increase your knowledge of running gait mechanics and provide injury reduction techniques.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching has gained popularity with physiotherapists and fitness professionals alike, but what is it?
Not every elite runner has perfect form. But, the contrast in form between elite runners and non-elite runners couldn’t be more dramatic. The biggest contrast is in running foot strike. In this post we’ll look at the simple drills you can use to improve your foot strike and ultimately, your running form.
Ten years ago we were told not to stretch before exercise. Now it’s the opposite. When it comes to static stretching vs. dynamic stretching, which is best?
This webinar provides an overview of psychological characteristics that are commonly identified as risk factors in sports injuries and some of the associated potential mechanisms.
This free webinar will help you understand the injury mechanisms which are key to improving injury prevention strategies.
Unlike typical sports injuries, medical conditions are not always immediately apparent. This post identifies 10 common medical conditions in athletes.