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PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN?

PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN? SUMMARY This step by step guide outlines how easy it is to link the data you are collecting back to team performance and injury history. In particular, the analysis of performance data of other winning teams can be key to understanding and shaping the pathway to …

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DREAM OF AN INJURY FREE TEAM – IS SLEEP MONITORING THE ANSWER?

Download this article in PDF format here.  It’s no surprise that sleep is an important consideration, not only to athletes, but also to the working individual. The function of sleep for overall health, learning new skills, and recovery has been well established; and a large amount of research has been carried out to investigate the effects …

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SLEEP MONITORING: CRITICAL? OR A SNOOZEFEST?

Written by Kitman Labs Head of Research, Susan Giblin, PhD. Download this article in PDF format here.  Download the infographic for this article here. INTRODUCTION Sleep–waking cycles are fundamental in human circadian rhythms and their disruption can have consequences for behaviour and performance. Athletes often have low sleep quality and quantity. Insufficient sleep among athletes may be due …

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THE ATHLETE’S DYNAMITE: HAMSTRING INJURIES

THE ATHLETE’S DYNAMITE: HAMSTRING INJURIES The hamstring often brings us dazzling dunks, explosive runs, and other highlight plays, but it puts athletes on the sideline just as frequently. Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in sports and are particularly devastating in the Premier League: they have accounted for an astounding 41 per cent of …

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SOCCER INJURY PREVENTION BEST PRACTICES

Soccer is a high demand sport involving continually changing complex movement patterns, which presents a wide variety of musculoskeletal injury risk factors. Walking,running, sprinting, sudden changes in direction, jumping and body contact require a high grade of coordination and body control. Injuries are on the rise in soccer. For example, over the past 5 years …

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MANAGING THE UNPREDICTABLE: THE SEVERITY OF INJURIES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

MANAGING THE UNPREDICTABLE: THE SEVERITY OF INJURIES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE The league features world-class players from every continent, demanding the close attention of the football world from August to May. Like in all other sports leagues, however, be they professional, amateur, or recreational, injuries remain a nagging problem in the Premier League. To date, …

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WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT

WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT Stephen Smith | CEO at Kitman Labs We all know that injuries are a huge problem in sport today and we know they are on the rise. Nobody likes to see injuries happen to athletes and we all believe that teams are negatively affected when …

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NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS

NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS Maeve Smith | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs “you know that while student-athletes may play games, being a student-athlete isn’t a game at all”  Brian Hainline, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Stress-injury models suggest that athletes experience more physical injuries during times of high stress. Student-athlete stress can come from …

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What you should know about overuse injuries in the ncaa

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OVERUSE INJURIES IN THE NCAA Written by Susan Giblin | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Overuse injuries, (chronic injuries) are a category of sport-related injuries that result from cumulative trauma or repetitive use and stress. Overuse injuries are often found in low-contact sports that involve repetitive movements. Females are typically …

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