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Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

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Thanks to ChiroAccess for this information!

A March 2010 systematic review conducted in Germany underscores the value of neuromuscular training in preventing sports injuries. [1] 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.

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  1. Neuromuscular Training for Sports Injury Prevention: A Systematic Review
    Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2010 (Mar); 42 (3): 413–421
    Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

  2. Balance Improvements in Female High School Basketball Players After a 6-week Neuromuscular-training Program
    J Sport Rehabil 2009 (Nov); 18 (4): 465–481
    Athletic Training Program, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA

  3. Effect of Proprioception Training on Knee Joint Position Sense in Female Team Handball Players
    Br J Sports Med 2008 (Jun); 42 (6): 472–476 ~ Epub 2008 Apr 7
    Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

  4. Neuromuscular Control of Trunk Stability: Clinical Implications for Sports Injury Prevention
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008 (Sep); 16 (9): 497–505
    Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

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