With primary or secondary injury prevention there is a lot more value in tailoring the injury prevention plan to the needs of the individual and the physical activity they are participating in. Stretching, eccentric strength training, core stability, balance, strapping and bracing,loading as well as conditioning are some key focus areas of the injury prevention plan.
Lets start by defining primary vs secondary injury prevention.
By primary prevention we are trying to stop or prevent the injury from occurring in the first place, and by Secondary prevention we are trying to prevent re-injury.
SOME WIDELY USED STRATEGIES TO TRY LIMIT THE RISK OF INJURY
- Eccentric strength training
- Core stability training
- Balance proprioception training
- Strapping and balancing
- Fitness conditioning