We investigate why coaches should consider stress-management as an important method to preventing injuries in college athletes.
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.
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 Local GPs turning up on match day with the ‘magic’ bucket and sponge have been replaced by specialist, often full-time, sports physicians, equipped with expert skills in clinical assessment, and knowledge of sport-specific injuries.
Understanding the epidemiology of injury in sport can broaden the scope of injury prevention and performance enhancement. This article focuses on a common area of injury in the NFL: The hamstring.