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The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
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    Letter in response to: The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
    • Christopher Chi Ngai Lo, Principal Physiotherapist Physio & Sole Clinic
    • Other Contributors:
      • Wesly Waisiong CHEE, Director/Chief Physiotherapist

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to congratulate the British Journal of Sports Medicine for the publication of the study ‘The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial’ conducted by Harøy et al.[1]. The study investigated the effect of the adductor strengthening programme on the prevalence of groin problems among football players. The findings are incredibly important for the development of sports medicine because of their clinical relevance.

    Regarding the methodology of this study, rather than giving criticism, I would like to suggest the authors if they can provide additional information or even a follow-up article on the game performance of the football teams involved in this study. As mentioned in the article, the authors have considered the groin pain causing time loss, decreasing participation or performance of the players [1]. Meanwhile, the previous study literally found that a lower incidence rate was strongly correlated with the number of goals, games won and even team ranking position [2,3]. Therefore, readers are interested whether the performance could be improved too since the results showed a significant reduction in the prevalence of groin pain in the players.

    Similar studies have been conducted to investigate the effect of a specific strength training programme on players’ injury prevalence and individuals’ performance [4]. However, no data was included to refl...

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