which impairment groups they provide sporting opportunities for in their classification rules. 6 Injury and injury prevention data are well researched and abundant among able-bodied athletes, leading to high-quality evidence and protocols aimed at reducing injury prevalence and impact on participation
Shana E. Harrington, Sean McQueeney, and Marcus Fearing
Jereme Wilroy and Elizabeth Hibberd
, 24 To date, there is limited empirical evidence that describes these characteristics in wheelchair athletes, as well as identifying an evidence-based effective injury prevention program that focuses on improving these characteristics in order to decrease the risk of injury. Therefore, the purpose of
Romana Brunner, Mario Bizzini, Nicola A. Maffiuletti, and Karin Niedermann
, 10 Only one study showed the effectiveness of a preseason exercise program to prevent adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players. Nevertheless there is still a lack of injury prevention research in ice hockey. 9 To successfully implement injury prevention programs it is important to
Marco Beato, Sergio Maroto-Izquierdo, Anthony N. Turner, and Chris Bishop
Scientific Rationale and Justification of Strength Training Strategies for Injury Prevention in Soccer The high participation level in soccer with over 265 million FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)–registered players worldwide, together with its challenging physical demands
Emily M. Hartley, Matthew C. Hoch, and Robert J. Cramer
extremity injuries through various screening assessments and corresponding interventions are warranted to reduce the healthcare burden of these conditions. Exercise-related injury prevention programs (ERIPPs) have been established to prevent the occurrence of lower extremity injuries. These programs have
Nicholas C. Clark and Elaine M. Mullally
osteoarthritis. 15 Given the growing participation in netball in America, 3 it is prudent for clinicians to consider knee primary injury prevention strategies with community-level players to mitigate the burden of injury for players, teams, and society. Netball is a fast-paced game involving change
Laura Miele, Carl W. Nissen, Kevin Fitzsimmons, Trudy Lerer, and Garry Lapidus
Injury prevention programs have a positive effect on performance and the reduction of risk in most studies and reviews. However, not all teams and coaches utilize them. In order to better understand this, a 19-item survey was conducted to assess high school coaches’ perceptions, attitudes, and current practices regarding knee injury prevention among adolescent athletes during a mandatory Connecticut certification/re-certification course. The results of the survey show that high school coaches report a wide variability in their attitudes and utilization of training programs related to knee injury prevention. Coaches reported several barriers to employing the programs; the leading issue being time. Future education and outreach efforts should address the barriers in order to increase use of injury prevention training.
Rennae Williams Stowe
This review presents a framework for understanding the role of social support in athletic injury prevention and recovery. The stress-injury model is presented, which is the theoretical basis for many studies on psychosocial factors related to injury in sport. In addition, we discuss the definition of social support, types and sources of social support for the athlete, and strategies supporting others can use to show their support. Finally, using social support as a rehabilitation strategy and gender differences will be presented.
Mark C. Richardson, Andrew Wilkinson, Paul Chesterton, and William Evans
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common across a number of sports, with a high prevalence in basketball, volleyball, and soccer. 1 Most injuries occur during a unilateral jumping or landing task. 2 Despite significant emphasis being placed on injury prevention, injury rates continue
Derwin King-Chung Chan and Martin S. Hagger
The present study investigated the transcontextual process of motivation in sport injury prevention. We examined whether general causality orientation, perceived autonomy support from coaches (PAS), self-determined motivation (SD-Mtv), and basic need satisfaction in a sport context predicted SD-Mtv, beliefs, and adherence with respect to sport injury prevention. Elite athletes (N = 533) completed self-report measures of the predictors (Week 1) and the dependent variables (Week 2). Variance-based structural equation modeling supported hypotheses: SD-Mtv in a sport context was significantly predicted by PAS and basic need satisfaction and was positively associated with SD-Mtv for sport injury prevention when controlling for general causality orientation. SD-Mtv for sport injury prevention was a significant predictor of adherence to injury-preventive behaviors and beliefs regarding safety in sport. In conclusion, the transcontextual mechanism of motivation may explain the process by which distal motivational factors in sport direct the formation of proximal motivation, beliefs, and behaviors of sport injury prevention.