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Injury Prevention in the GAA Dr Clare Lodge MISCP, DPT. The Cost of Injury. Psychological – Self / Family/ Team Financial – personally/ club/ county board Health – long term. “Ouch !” – 13 of the worst injuries suffered by GAA players in 2013 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Injury Prevention in the GAA

Dr Clare Lodge MISCP, DPT

The Cost of InjuryPsychological Self / Family/ Team

Financial personally/ club/ county board

Health long termOuch! 13 of the worst injuries suffered by GAA players in 2013http://thescore.thejournal.ie/colm-oneill-cruciate-injury-2014-1215104-Dec2013/

Incidence of InjuryOver the 4 seasons estimated that there will be 1.19 injuries per player. (1)Injuries 15 x more common during matches than training

Classification of Injury (1) Non contact incorporated the following mechanisms:SprintingTurning Landing Kicking

Distribution of injury72 % of all injuries occur to the lower limb

Type of tissue + time lost

The bigger picture

Action PEP Program (2)Prevent InjuryEnhancePerformance

PEP GoalsIncorporate PEP program into training www.learning.gaa.ie/node/268653

~You may need to work on specific areas of the Program

www.learning.gaa.ie/node/268683

Does it Work ?Other studies (3),(4) implemented various programmes incorporating a combination of the PEP program concepts and results are promising.

74%- 89% decrease in lower limb injury incidenceNoncontact injuries decreased by 1/3.Re-occurence of lower limb injury was 5x more likely in the control groups.6-8 weeks required for the Program to have neuromuscular effectEmphasis on technique: - landing softly on the forefoot engaging hip and knee flexion + avoid knee collapsing inward - Deceleration techniques

Key PointsConsider + incorporate PEP components into trainingAvoid poor techniques + vulnerable positions Increase FlexibilityIncrease StrengthInclude PlyometricsInclude Agilities and ProprioceptionIdentify at risk players - Previous Incidence of Injury is the best predictor of reinjury!

Educate

Increase awareness

Demonstrate and reassess

Individualise when necessary

Modify for ageThankyou

References Murphy J, OMalley E, Gissane C, Blake C (2012)American Journal of Sports Medicine , vol. 40, No.9Silvers H, Mandelbaum B (2011)SportOrtho Trauma 27, 18-26 Alentorn-Geli E, Myer G, Silvers H, Samitier G (2009)Prevention of non contact ACL injuries in Athletes : A review of prevention programs aimed at modifying risk factors and reducing injury rates.Knee surgery and sports traumatology 17:859-879Griffin E, Letha Y (2003)Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research vol. 409; 53-60www.learning.gaa.ie/node/268653http://thescore.thejournal.ie/colm-oneill-cruciate-injury-2014-1215104-Dec2013/