Journal article

Sports-related workload and injury risk: simply knowing the risks will not prevent injuries: Narrative review.

Michael K Drew, Jill Cook, Caroline F Finch

British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2016

Abstract

Training loads contribute to sports injury risk but their mitigation has rarely been considered in a sports injury prevention framework. A key concept behind monitoring training loads for injury prevention is to screen for those at increased risk of injury so that workloads can be adjusted to minimise these risks. This review describes how advances in management of workload can be applied as a preventive measure. Primary prevention involves screening for preparticipation load risk factors, such as low training loads, prior to a training period or competition. Secondary prevention involves screening for workloads that are known to precede an injury developing so that modification can be under..

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