Implementation of "11+ Kids" can reduce healthcare costs at a national level

While the year is almost at end, we still have a number of studies published that we have not shared. Amongst those, this cost-effectiveness analysis of the 11+Kids Football Injury Prevention Program. Not your straightforward cost-effectiveness analysis … this one looks broader and evaluates the potential reduction in injury related healthcare costs on a national level (Swiss in this case) when implementing the ’11+ Kids’ injury prevention programme.

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Experiences of players sustaining a rugby-related acute spinal cord injury. 'In a blink of an eye your life can change'.

Experiences of players sustaining a rugby-related acute spinal cord injury. 'In a blink of an eye your life can change'.

Though rare, rugby union carries a risk for serious injuries such as acute spinal cord injuries (ASCI), which may result in permanent disability. Various studies have investigated injury mechanisms, prevention programmes and immediate medical management of these injuries. However, relatively scant attention has been placed on the player's experience of such an injury and the importance of context. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the injury experience and its related context, as perceived by the catastrophically injured player.

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What if we ask them? How elite athletes, coaches and physio's perceive an injury.

What if we ask them? How elite athletes, coaches and physio's perceive an injury.

Injury definition is a relevant topic in sports injury prevention, however we don't know if the theoretical sports injury definitions current applied in literature also align with the perspectives of the main stakeholders in an elite sports setting. What if we ask them?  That was the aim of the study: to explore how athletes, coaches, and physiotherapists define a sports injury, and how the elite sport context influences their perception of injury.

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The high incidence of medial tibial stress syndrome in Physical Education students

This one is fresh out and describes the incidence and risk factors of medial tibial stress syndrome: in Physical Education Teacher Education students. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common lower extremity overuse injury often causing long-term reduction of sports participation. This study aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of MTSS in first-year Dutch Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students.

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