Title of Abstract

Utilization of Injury Prevention Programs in Athletics: A Literature Review

Poster Number

24

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.; Jessie Baldwin Hoffman, Ph.D., and Ashley Licata, Ph.D.; boydj@winthrop.edu; hoffmanjb@winthrop.edu; licataa@winthrop.edu

College

College of Education

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.Joni Boyd, Ph.D.; Jessie Baldwin Hoffman, Ph.D., and Ashley Licata, Ph.D.

Abstract

This review of literature examines how the use of different injury prevention programs function to reduce the occurrence of sports related injuries. The injury prevention programs explored are FIFA 11+ programs for children, and adult soccer athletes. A WTA functional movement program was implemented with professional soccer athletes. National data retrieval identified the most common injuries sustained in contact sports. Strength training was implemented to reduce shoulder injuries in competitive swimmers. Dynamic stretching was utilized as a means to warm up and to reduce injuries. The final study addressed the relationship that high compliance to an injury prevention program, specifically FIFA 11+ has in decreasing injuries. Adolescents that participated in the FIFA 11+ Kids performed better in the Y balance, triple hop distance and 40- yard speed tests. WTA functional primitive movements reduced musculotendinous and ligamentous injuries. The knee was identified as the most injured area and held the highest incidence of permanent medical impairment in contact sports. The use of strength training in swimmers revealed limitations and unsupportive findings. Findings show that the incorporation of dynamic stretching in warmups increases range of motion, countermovement jump, agility and balance. Men soccer athletes that had a higher compliance to FIFA 11+ had a significant reduction in injuries and time loss from play. Injury prevention programs are valuable in athletics. The benefits of preventing injuries are greater growth in performance during the competitive season, lower incident of injuries as well as fewer absences from competition or practice.

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Course Assignment

PESH 381 - Boyd

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Start Date

16-4-2021 11:30 AM

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Utilization of Injury Prevention Programs in Athletics: A Literature Review

This review of literature examines how the use of different injury prevention programs function to reduce the occurrence of sports related injuries. The injury prevention programs explored are FIFA 11+ programs for children, and adult soccer athletes. A WTA functional movement program was implemented with professional soccer athletes. National data retrieval identified the most common injuries sustained in contact sports. Strength training was implemented to reduce shoulder injuries in competitive swimmers. Dynamic stretching was utilized as a means to warm up and to reduce injuries. The final study addressed the relationship that high compliance to an injury prevention program, specifically FIFA 11+ has in decreasing injuries. Adolescents that participated in the FIFA 11+ Kids performed better in the Y balance, triple hop distance and 40- yard speed tests. WTA functional primitive movements reduced musculotendinous and ligamentous injuries. The knee was identified as the most injured area and held the highest incidence of permanent medical impairment in contact sports. The use of strength training in swimmers revealed limitations and unsupportive findings. Findings show that the incorporation of dynamic stretching in warmups increases range of motion, countermovement jump, agility and balance. Men soccer athletes that had a higher compliance to FIFA 11+ had a significant reduction in injuries and time loss from play. Injury prevention programs are valuable in athletics. The benefits of preventing injuries are greater growth in performance during the competitive season, lower incident of injuries as well as fewer absences from competition or practice.