Exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sports: cluster randomised controlled trial.

@article{Olsen2005ExercisesTP,
  title={Exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sports: cluster randomised controlled trial.},
  author={O E Olsen and G Myklebust and Lars Engebretsen and Ingar Holme and Roald Bahr},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={330 7489},
  pages={449}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a structured warm-up programme designed to reduce the incidence of knee and ankle injuries in young people participating in sports. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial with clubs as the unit of randomisation. SETTING 120 team handball clubs from central and eastern Norway (61 clubs in the intervention group, 59 in the control group) followed for one league season (eight months). PARTICIPANTS 1837 players aged 15-17 years; 958 players (808… CONTINUE READING