Journal article

Could Targeted Exercise Programmes Prevent Lower Limb Injury in Community Australian Football?

Nadine Andrew, Belinda J Gabbe, Jill Cook, David G Lloyd, Cyril J Donnelly, Clare Nash, Caroline F Finch

Sports Medicine | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: Australian football is a popular sport in Australia, at both the community and elite levels. It is a high-speed contact sport with a higher incidence of medically treated injuries when compared with most other organized sports. Hamstring injuries, ligament injuries to the knee or ankle, hip/groin injuries and tendinopathies are particularly common and often result in considerable time lost from sport. Consequently, the prevention of lower limb injuries is a priority for both community and elite Australian football organizations. There is considerable literature available on exercise programmes aimed at reducing lower limb injuries in Australian football and other running-related ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This review was funded by an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (ID: 565907) that included additional support (both cash and in-kind) from the following project partner agencies: the Australian Football League; Victorian Health Promotion Foundation; New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee; JLT Sport, a division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd; Department of Planning and Community Development-Sport and Recreation Victoria Division; and Sports Medicine Australia-National and Victorian Branches. The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is one of the International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Caroline F. Finch was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship (ID: 565900). The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare that are directly relevant to the content of this review.