COLLEGE ATHLETES: WHY COACHES SHOULD CONSIDER STRESS-MONITORING FOR INJURY PREVENTION

COLLEGE ATHLETES: WHY COACHES SHOULD CONSIDER STRESS-MONITORING FOR INJURY PREVENTION Written by Kitman Labs Head of Research, Susan Giblin, PhD. Download the infographic for this article in PDF format here.  SUMMARY Almost half of all intercollegiate athletes will experience an injury during their college years. At such a young age, an injury could be one of the […]

PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HAMSTRING INJURIES

PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HAMSTRING INJURIES Stephen Smith | CEO @ Kitman Labs  Hamstring injuries are common in intermittent sprint sports, accounting for the most injuries in rugby and soccer and the second most in American football. While the influence of lower limb parameters (quad:hamstring strength ratio, hip mobility, etc.) have been well documented, other risk […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Examining basketball and it’s most common injuries

EXAMINING NCAA BASKETBALL AND IT’S MOST COMMON INJURIES Written by Mark McGroarty | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Introduction NCAA’s basketball championship was first introduced for men in 1937 and in 1982 for women.The game has changed considerably over the years. Although it is technically a non-contact sport, basketball is a fast and aggressive sport […]

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER…BUT SAFER?

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER…BUT SAFER? Now backs need to be similar in body mass to forwards. Interestingly, rugby strength and conditioning coaches often spend time studying what their counterparts in the NFL are doing. The gaps in power and size between the two sports is growing ever narrower, and a concussion epidemic is putting players in […]