Muscular and Skeletal Strain in Football

By detecting potential indicators of muscle fatigue in football athletes such as inappropriate movement patterns and overstrained muscles, practitioners can act upon this information to implement further strategies towards injury prevention. Currently, a testing battery is being developed that observes standardized movement patterns using biomechanical software to screen athletes for indicators of physical fatigue. The aim is to use the results to adapt individual training interventions if required.

Facts

Muscular Skeletal Strain

Fact One

Age related differences in the muscular and skeletal system under sport specific load.

Fact Two

Examining the associations between risk of injury and certain movement patterns while playing sport.

Fact Three

Using 3D motion-capture to analyse standardized movement kinematics to understand the biomechanical differences that may lead to higher risks of injury in athletes.

Publications

Dupré, T., Lysdal, F. G., Funken, J., Mortensen, K. R., Müller, R., Mayer, J., ... & Potthast, W. (2019). Groin injuries in soccer: investigating the effect of age on adductor muscle forces. Medicine and science in sports and exercise.