Top 4 Injury Prevention Exercises for Footballers (Video)
Updated: May 27, 2019
These exercises are designed to reduce the risk of suffering common footballing injuries.
The most common injuries, ranked in order are:
1) Hamstring Tear
2) Knee Ligament/Meniscus Injury
3) Ankle Ligament Injury
4) Groin Strain/Pain
To address the strength and control deficits that can increase the risk of these injuries, the following exercises should be completed at least twice a weak, at the END of a training session OR by themselves in a seperate session.
1) Nordic Hamstring Curl. Perform as slowly as possible. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.
2) Copenhagen Adductor Exercise. Do 3 sets of 12 each leg.
3) Lateral ankle/knee stability jumps. Do 3 sets of 8.
4) Single leg Agility jumps over line. Do 3 sets of 20 each leg.
If you are interested in other, more in-depth information on injury prevention, then head over to our article from last year on the topic https://www.clinicalphysio.com.au/single-post/2018/04/14/Top-3-injury-prevention-strategies-Lessons-from-Leicester-City
If you have any questions, please do not hesistate to contact us at clinicalphysio.com.au