The functional movement test ‘9+’ does not predict football injuries

The functional movement test ‘9+’ does not predict football injuries

Lower limb injuries are common in professional football and can cause time loss, impaired performance and a significant financial cost to a professional team. Screening tools, like the functional movement screen (FMS) are popular, however there is little evidence that those tools are valid and applicable. The functional movement 9+ test consists of 11 exercise [...]
ACJ arthropathy

ACJ arthropathy

Case This 42-year-old former professional goalkeeper presented with a six month history of right shoulder pain. While there was no obvious precipitant the player described an injury to his shoulder about five years previously. On examination he was found to have localised tenderness over his right acromioclavicular joint (that was different to the contralateral side), [...]
Hip adductor strengthening prevents groin problems in semi-professional male players

Hip adductor strengthening prevents groin problems in semi-professional male players

Groin pain is a very common problem among football players. This randomised study has shown that a simple exercise, done once a week, significantly reduces the incidence of groin problems in semi-professional male football players.1. This cluster randomised study looked at the effect of a single strengthening exercise on the incidence of groin pain in [...]