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The Importance of Exercise to Prevent Injuries in Athletes

2019-09-10 01:23:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Introduction: running is one of the most accessible and practiced sports in the world since the 21st century. Unfortunately, the incidence of injuries in the population that practices it is high regardless of experience, although the risk of injury increases in amateur runners. One of the main keys to reduce the incidence of running related injuries may be to improve the ability to reduce the load or impact. For this, there are different strategies such as a gradual increase in the load to run, and exercise within which is muscle strengthening and balance training or proprioception.

Objective: to verify the effectiveness of a program of proprioceptive exercises based on the static and dynamic balance for the reduction of lower limb injuries in amateur runners during the competition season.

Description

Methodology: 66 amateur runners, after simple size calculation, will be randomized into two groups. Experimental group will carry out the proprioceptive exercise program during 8 weeks at the begining of the season and control group will continue with their usual training routine. The main variable running related injury will be collected weekly during the follow-up.

Results: When all the data needed for the study has been collected, researchers gathers results and exports them for statistical interpretation.

Study Design

Conditions

Injury;Sports

Intervention

Proprioceptive exercise program, Usual training routine

Location

Grupo Fisioterapia y Dolor
Alcala de Henares
Madrid
Spain
28871

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Alcala

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-10T01:23:25-0400

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