Injury Prevention Programs - What They NEED

Injury prevention programs are becoming an important part of physiotherapy and sports team management. Correct implementation requires the selection of sport-specific exercises that are evidence-based to maximise the effect whilst being more time-efficient.

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

+

_

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR PROGRAM? - INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM BEST PRACTICE CHECKLIST

Does your program/training include?

No

Yes

Lunges

Hamstring Exercises 
(e.g., Nordic Hamstring curls)

Heel/Calf Raises

Total number of landing stabilisation exercises per session 
(e.g., drop landings, jump/hop and holds)

Number of exercises

What is the age of the athletes you work with?

How often do you perform the program?

Has the person implementing the program (e.g. Coach) been trained or educated on ACL prevention programming (e.g. workshop, video/brochure)?

No Benefit

Small Benefit

Intermediate Benefit

Large Benefit

Recommendations:

  • Include lunges (e.g. walking lunges, sweep throughs, lateral lunges, single leg sit-to-stands, partner single leg squats) 

  • Include hamstring exercises (e.g. long lever glute bridges, hamstring walk outs, single romanians, glute ham raises, nordic hamstring curls) 

  • Include calf/heel raises (e.g. double leg calf raises, single leg calf raises, lunging hindleg calf raises) 

  • Include more jumping or hopping exercises (e.g. double leg jumps in any direction, depth jumps, bounding, A-skips, hops in any direction, triple hops). Consider adding reactive or cognitive components relevant to the sport. 

  • In-season programme implementation as part of training or match day warm-ups.

  • Seek injury prevention program training for your sport or for general use. 

+

_

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.