Friday, October 19, 2012

FloorballCoach on Injury Prevention

We take our hat of for another great post at This time they develop their subject with several videos.
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Rens van Hulst and  Evita Dubbeling students of physiotherapy at the university of Amsterdam did some time ago floorball injury prevention research and created a study on this topic. In this article you can find the most interesting part of the study – injury prevention workout. 
The study is focused on most common and recurrent injuries in floorball – knee injuries and ankle injuries. The prevention program is created in a way that is not complicated and can be used for every player regardless the level of performance. The exercises are simple and special equipment is required only for few of them.  This injury prevention workout could be part of the Warm up stage of Training session or could be done as single special Training session. For ensuring the best results it is recommended to do this workout twice a week. It consist of 7 stages:
  • Warming up
  • Balance exercises
  • Strength exercises
  • Plyometric exercises
  • Agility
  • Cooling down
  • Stretching
Warming up
Warming up is a crucial part of any training program. The purpose of the warm-up section is to allow the athlete to prepare for activity. By warming up your muscles first, you greatly reduce the risk of sustaining an injury.
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!