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What did I do?
In my thesis I aimed to explore how injury prevention happens in sports practice, and to describe the perspectives of various stakeholders with regard to injury and its prevention. I studied 3 high-performance contexts, namely elite sports, professional dance and circus arts.
Why did I do it?
There is ample evidence that shows it is possible to prevent sports injuries.1 Unfortunately, prevention approaches are not translated into lasting real-world effects that truly benefit athletes. As a physiotherapist who has worked for over 10 years with elite athletes, professional dancers and Cirque du Soleil artists, I was always challenged to apply the best available evidence for my patients. However, that evidence was typically not developed considering a practical context.2 I recognised many times that the evidence-based interventions did …
Contributors CSB is the solo author of this manuscript.
Funding Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil (202242/2015-3).
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.