Multifactorial individualised programme for hamstring muscle injury risk reduction in professional football : protocol for a prospective cohort study
Lahti, J., Mendiguchia, J., Ahtiainen, J., Anula, L., Kononen, T., Kujala, M., Matinlauri, A., Peltonen, V., Thibault, M., Toivonen, R.-M., Edouard, P., & Morin, J. B. (2020). Multifactorial individualised programme for hamstring muscle injury risk reduction in professional football : protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 6, Article e000758. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000758
Published inBMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
DisciplineBiomekaniikkaValmennus- ja testausoppiBiomechanicsScience of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing
© Authors, 2020
Introduction: Hamstring muscle injuries (HMI) continue to plague professional football. Several scientific publications have encouraged a multifactorial approach; however, no multifactorial HMI risk reduction studies have been conducted in professional football. Furthermore, individualisation of HMI management programmes has only been researched in a rehabilitation setting. Therefore, this study aims to determine if a specific multifactorial and individualised programme can reduce HMI occurrence in professional football. Methods and analysis: We conducted a prospective cohort study over two seasons within the Finnish Premier League and compare the amount of HMI sustained during a control season to an intervention season. Injury data and sport exposure were collected during the two seasons (2019–2020), and a multifactorial and individualised HMI risk reduction programme will be implemented during intervention season (2020). After a hamstring screening protocol is completed, individual training will be defined for each player within several categories: lumbo-pelvic control, range of motion, posterior chain strength, sprint mechanical output and an additional non-individualised ‘training for all players’ category. Screening and respective updates to training programmes were conducted three times during the season. The outcome will be to compare if there is a significant effect of the intervention on the HMI occurrence using Cox regression analysis. Ethics and dissemination: Approval for the injury and sport exposure data collection was obtained by the Saint-Etienne University Hospital Ethics Committee (request number: IORG0007394; record number IRBN322016/CHUSTE). Approval for the intervention season was obtained from the Central Finland healthcare District (request and record number: U6/2019). ...
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group Ltd; British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Additional information about fundingThis research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Espinosa, Gurutze del Ama; Pöyhönen, Tapani; Aramendi, José Francisco; Samaniego, Juan Carlos; Knörr, José Ignacio Emparanza; Kyröläinen, Heikki (de Gruyter Open; University of Physical Education, 2015)Study aim: to test the hypothesis that an eccentric training programme applied on women football players would reduce the hamstring injury rate by improving thigh muscle balance and, particularly, hamstring strength. Material ...
Hegyi, Andras; Csala, Dániel; Peter, Annamaria; Finni Juutinen, Taija; Cronin, Neil (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2019)Proximal‐distal differences in muscle activity are rarely considered when defining the activity level of hamstring muscles. The aim of this study was to determine the inter‐muscular and proximal‐distal electromyography ...
Neuromuscular Training Warm-up Prevents Acute Noncontact Lower Extremity Injuries in Children’s Soccer : A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Hilska, Matias; Leppänen, Mari; Vasankari, Tommi; Aaltonen, Sari; Kannus, Pekka; Parkkari, Jari; Steffen, Kathrin; Kujala, Urho M.; Konttinen, Niilo; Räisänen, Anu M.; Pasanen, Kati (SAGE Publications, 2021)Background: Prevention of sports injuries is essential in youth, as injuries are associated with less future physical activity and thus greater all-cause morbidity. Purpose: To investigate whether a neuromuscular ...
Leppänen, Mari; Uotila, Aliisa; Tokola, Kari; Forsman‐Lampinen, Hannele; Kujala, Urho M.; Parkkari, Jari; Kannus, Pekka; Pasanen, Kati; Vasankari, Tommi (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022)The aim of this study was to investigate physical fitness, football-specific skills and their association with injury risk in youth football. Altogether 447 male and female players aged 9 to 14 years (median 12 years) ...
Adherence to an Injury Prevention Warm-Up Program in Children’s Soccer : A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Hilska, Matias; Leppänen, Mari; Vasankari, Tommi; Aaltonen, Sari; Raitanen, Jani; Räisänen, Anu M.; Steffen, Kathrin; Forsman, Hannele; Konttinen, Niilo; Kujala, Urho M.; Pasanen, Kati (MDPI AG, 2021)This study examined the impact of high adherence to a neuromuscular training (NMT) warm-up on the risk of lower extremity (LE) injuries in children’s soccer. Twenty U11–U14 youth clubs (n = 92 teams, 1409 players) were ...