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Athlete monitoring: a complementary prevention strategy for groin and hamstring injuries in elite football (PhD Academy Award)
  1. Martin Wollin, 2Department of Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT 2617, Australia1,2
  1. 1Department of Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, ACT, Australia
  2. 2La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Wollin, La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3083, Australia; M.Wollin{at}latrobe.edu.au

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What did I do?

I devised, implemented and investigated athlete monitoring as a complementary prevention strategy for groin and hamstring injuries in professional development football. The aim was to introduce a novel system based on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for groin and hamstring injuries. I investigated the potential of secondary prevention in football, which relies on knowledge of postmatch recovery responses of groin and hamstring function.

Why did I do it?

Groin and hamstring injuries are common in football and can impact player development and team performance.1 2 Despite growing knowledge and detail of these injuries, current prevention approaches have not changed the reported incidence and burden.3 4 In this context, alternative and complementary prevention systems are warranted.

How did I do it?

I performed five original studies. Studies 1 and 2 investigated the responses of clinical groin tests in-season and during match congestion. Study 1 …

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