Are you sure you are prescribing optimal exercises for your client?

With Tron Krosshaug from Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre and the Norwegian Sports University Oslo. 

Avondlezing met PhD Tron Krosshaug: Are you sure you are prescribing optimal exercises for your client?

Exercises aiming to improve muscular strength and control are the core in modern injury prevention and rehabilitation. Most clinicians use strength training exercises on a daily basis, and thus have vast experience. Even so, the exercise selection and design may still not always be optimal – even if the involved exercises have been widely used for decades. In this lecture, we will visualize, through state-of-the-art 3D animations, how various exercises and techniques will load the musculo-skeletal system differently.

In order to understand how an exercise affects the musculoskeletal system, anatomy knowledge is necessary, but not sufficient. Biomechanical understanding is the second key component. In this lecture, you will learn how to perform biomechanical analyses of exercises relevant for injury prevention and rehabilitation. You will also learn, through such analyses, how exercises can be designed/modified in order to optimize loading profile for the involved joints and muscles.

In other words – this lecture may challenge your current clinical thinking.

About the lecturer

The presenter, Tron Krosshaug, is a professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. His main research area is sports injury prevention, with a primary focus on video analysis and biomechanical analysis of serious knee injuries various sports. He defended his PhD thesis on the topic "Video analysis of the mechanisms for ACL injuries" in 2006. In the PhD work, he developed a new method for extracting detailed joint motion from videos of real injury situations. This 10-year effort has resulted in important new insight into the mechanisms of head impacts, ankle sprains and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, and is used by researchers worldwide. He has published more than 50 papers in highly ranked international peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters in international expert books on sports injury research and prevention.

Krosshaug is also an entrepreneur, developing state-of-the-art 3D animations of strength training exercises. The animations visualize mechanical principles in a way that finally makes biomechanics intuitive without years of university training.