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    A Guide to Warming Up

    What is a warm up? A warm up is intended to raise body temperature and prepare a player physiologically and psychologically to compete. Research has suggested that the optimum duration of the warm up period, before flexibility or functional activities are undertaken, is between 15 and 20 minutes. The warm up should gradually increase in … Read more

    Prevent Injuries With Expert Stretching Advice

    Stretching Guide

    It has long been suggested that performing a warm up and a cool down before and after sporting activity can help reduce the incidence of injury and promote recovery following training and matches. Central to these practices is improving flexibility through stretching. Here, we guide you through the science of stretching, explain the various techniques … Read more

    Guide to the Prevention of Muscle Strains & Injuries

    Muscle Strain Prevention

    In a survey of injuries at a professional football club, it was reported that 26.8% of all injuries involved muscles and tendons (Lewin,1989). Muscles and their tendon attachments combine to form what are known as musculotendinous units. These musculotendinous units provide the force which is necessary for movement. Football is a dynamic sport which requires … Read more

    Using Proprioception to Enhance Rehabilitation

    What is Proprioception? Proprioception refers to the body’s ability to sense movement within joints and joint position. This ability enables us to know where our limbs are in space without having to look. It is important in all everyday movements but especially so in complicated sporting movements, where precise coordination is essential. This coordinated movement … Read more

    Ligament Damage & Repair: A Complete Guide

    What is a Ligament? Ligaments link bones to other bones and provide support to joints. They allow a normal range of movement to occur within a joint, but prevent unwanted movement that would render the joint unstable. In order to fulfill this function ligaments must possess immense mechanical tensile strength. Ligaments are classified as dense … Read more