Monday, November 24, 2008
I never think of myself as a specialist in injury as this is the domain of the sports medicine people but I do hope that my programs help to prevent injury. Its important to spend time with the physio's and sports med doctors to hear about what they see and their views on prevention. So often the injuries happen due to poor training programs that lead to imbalances and opther associated problems. A common problem is lack of functional strength and its important that you take into account injury prevention when writing your programs. Many pro teams offer bonuses for athletic development coaches if injuries are low and althopugh this has a positive side I also think that too many programs do not stree the athlete suffisiently because maybe the coach is worried about the bonus. Analyse your sport, analyse your athlete get them to have a functional screen and work out how to train problem areas.