Preventing lower limb injuries: Is the latest evidence being translated into the football field?
Dara Twomey, Caroline Finch, Elizabeth Roediger, David G Lloyd
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009
There is accumulating international evidence that lower limb injuries in sport can be prevented through targeted training but the extent to which this knowledge has been translated to real-world sporting practice is not known. A semi-structured questionnaire of all coaches from the nine Sydney Australian Football League Premier Division teams was conducted. Information was sought about their knowledge and behaviours in relation to delivering training programs, including their uptake of the latest scientific evidence for injury prevention. Direct observation of a sample of the coach-delivered training sessions was also undertaken to validate the questionnaire. Coaches ranked training session ..View full abstract
This study was funded by a University of New South Wales GoldStar Award. Caroline Finch was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. Prof. Bruce Elliott is thanked for his input in the planning stage of this study.