Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injury surveillance, the ongoing and systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of injury data, provides critical information to support public health, and the reduction of injury-related morbidity and disability.

Youth have very high sport participation rates which has important health implications for the young population including the psychosocial benefits of greater self-esteem, motor skill development, socialization, teamwork, competition, and stress reduction.
However, sport is also the leading cause of injuries in adolescents, accounting for >30% of their injuries with huge related financial implications.

Therefore, interventions with the aim to reduce sport injuries through the promotion of physical activity have a major impact on the quality of life and are crucial.

Neuromuscular injuries prevention programs do reduce the risk of injury as seen in multiple studies.

They consist of exercises aimed to:

  • improve balance
  • improve strength
  • improve agility (coordination, cutting and landing techniques)

These programs are usually introduced as part of an extended warm-up program and include several neuromuscular training components such as:

  • aerobic components
  • balance
  • strength
  • agility

In Sports Rehab we test our patients and athletes and then create sport-specific injury prevention programs, tailored on the strength, resistance, balance, and motor control test outcomes.

Our team has an Evidence-Based approach based on shared injury prevention programs such as the SportmetricsTM, one of the most effective ACL injury prevention programs ever developed.

We are one of the few Sportmetrics Certified Clinical Site in Europe equipped with Certified Sportmetrics Therapists/Instructors that achieved their certification in the United States.