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Oct
05

Start rehabilitation early following acute muscle injuries in football players.

Early rehabilitation following an acute muscle injury (usually involving the hamstring, quadriceps or calf in a football context) is more effective than delaying treatment. It is not often that sports medicine research appears in mainstream medical journals like the New England Journal of Medicine. When they do we generally need to take notice! A randomised [...]
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Oct
05

Psychological factors are an important consideration when planning a return to play

While clinicians are generally very good at treating a player’s physical injury there is often little thought paid to their psychological readiness to return. The current study has shown that a simple survey can identify players who are psychologically prepared to return to play following a shoulder instability episode. The ACL-RSI (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return [...]
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Oct
05

Saline injection as a treatment for chondral injuries and osteoarthritis?

Saline knee injections can be an effective treatment for articular cartilage injuries in the knee. Joint injections have been widely used in football medicine over the last few decades.  Steroid injections, visco-supplementation and more recently platelet rich plasma (PRP) have all been used to treat joint disease.  This is despite the lack of good quality [...]
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Learn

Learn how to limit the risk of injury and how to manage these injuries better.

Research

Over the past 20 years FIFA has published almost 400 articles in peer reviewed journals.

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Injury prevention is a key concept across each of the modules included in the Diploma.

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Football is the global sport. Learn about the issues specific to key groups.