The use of global positioning systems (GPS) has grown in popularity over the past decade. These GPS systems are used to quantify the external load experienced by a player, allowing coaches and supporting staff to manage training stress...
Soccer is a high demand sport involving continually changing complex movement patterns, which presents a wide variety of musculoskeletal injury risk factors.
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.
The doctor’s role in professional sport is changing. Local GPs turning up on match day with the ‘magic’ bucket and sponge have been replaced by specialist, often full-time, sports physicians, equipped with expert skills in clinical assessment, and knowledge of sport-specific injuries.
The range of movement screening tests continues to proliferate. With numerous screening protocols and devices being used to assess movement function, movement dysfunction and injury risk, there is a clear lack of definitive standardisation.
The Kitman Labs Injury Assessment Report 2016 includes 5 teams that have been using the Kitman Labs Athlete Optimization System for at least 2 full seasons. The aim of the report is to look for trends within the data sets in order to help us better understand our impact on the teams we partner with here at Kitman Labs. For the sake of our customers privacy, the data is anonymized.