Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries
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A March 2010 systematic review conducted in Germany underscores the value of neuromuscular training in preventing sports injuries.  They concluded that “On the basis of the results of seven high-quality studies, this review showed evidence for the effectiveness of proprioceptive/ neuromuscular training in reducing the incidence of certain types of sports injuries among adolescent and young adult athletes during pivoting sports.”
The pivoting sports included basketball, hockey, handball, volleyball, soccer and floorball. Multiple high quality studies now support the use of training programs to improve proprioception and the research further supports that this proprioceptive improvement translates to reduced risk of sports associated injuries. [2–4] The benefit is even greater for those with a previous history of sports injury. (more…)