What is injury prevention?
Injury prevention programs are designed to reduce or eliminate risks of injury and injury reoccurrence to maintain or improve health and performance.
Why is it important?
Scientists suggest that injury rates can be reduced by approximately 25% with the correct PREhab and REhab injury preventative program specific to the patient’s movement demands whether they are an athlete or non-athlete.
Benefits of injury preventative programs
The benefits of injury preventative programs can assist in many ways such as:-
Targets weak, over-active/tight muscles
Enhances flexibility and performance
Helps address co-ordination problems
Improves quality of daily or sporting activities
Reduces risks of injury or injury reoccurence
What does it involve?
Injury prevention involves multi-model training. For example it combines muscle strength training, conditioning exercises and dynamic balance training to improve physical function or athletic performance to reduce the likelihood of injury occurrence. Training is dose dependent on the individuals needs and supplemented by a home exercise program.