Prevention of Injuries in Sport. Is it Possible?

With PhD Grethe Myklebust

Evening Lecture with PhD Grethe Myklebust: Prevention of Injuries in Sport: Is it Possible?

When working with athletes our main goal is to keep the athlete healthy, prevent injuries, treat injuries that occur and rehabilitate them as fast and safe as possible. We also want to minimize the risk of future health problems, such as early OA. Several studies have shown that it is possible to prevent the most common acute injuries in several team sports. Different prevention programs have shown that you can reduce the injury risk with around 50% by including running, strength, balance and technique training during warm-up.

After this lecture, you should know how you could reduce the risk of getting an ankle, knee, hamstrings, groin or shoulder injury in your sport and reduce the risk of re-injuries among your patients. Since prevention and rehabilitation exercises are more or less the same, this talk will give you inspiration in your daily work with patients.

About the Speaker:

Grethe Myklebust PT, PhD is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. She is also authorized as Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy by the Norwegian Physiotherapy Federation and as Sports Medicine Physical Therapist (Idrettsfysioterapeut FFI) by the Norwegian Society of Sports Physiotherapy. Grethe's main research area is related to team handball and soccer injuries, especially shoulder, knee- and ankle injuries, and injury prevention. She has competitive experience at top national level in team handball.

Grethe has served as team PT for the female national teams in team handball, soccer and the national teams in beach volleyball for twenty years. Grethe has also worked as PT at the Olympic games in Seoul in 1988 and Sydney in 2000. She is the past vice president of the Norwegian Society of Sports Physiotherapy, and has also been a member of the Medical Comision in the International Handball Fedration (IHF) for two years.


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