Senior rehabilitation coach of Leinster Rugby, Diarmaid Brennan, discusses the management of Hamstring Injuries during Kitman Labs’ 2017 European Summit.
Earlier this year at the Kitman Labs' European Summit, Performance Scientist Remy Tang, presented his research on the importance of considering the contribution of accelerations and decelerations to a player's physiological health.
This injury audit examines the injury occurrence of two elite football teams across multiple seasons. The results show evidence of the impact objective, data-driven decisions can make on player management strategies to reduce the likelihood of injury.
A cynical question, perhaps, given that Kitman Labs is all about using sport science to increase player performance safely. But it’s a question continually asked, even if not 100% directly or so bluntly, by the coaches we meet every day.
Based on Kitman Labs research into player data collected from our Athlete Optimization SystemTM, we have noted that there is a distinct pattern of indicators preceding a hamstring injury that can be used to enhance injury monitoring and prevention protocols.
The Summer Olympic Games 2016, officially the XXXI Olympiad, will be held in Rio from the 5th - 21st of August this year. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 28 Olympic sports at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.