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PHYSIUM IN RISK REDUCTION OF INJURIES IN ELITE INDOOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS: A PILOT STUDY

 

ABSTRACT

 

Background: Reduction of the risk of injury is crucial for football clubs. Previous injuries are the most important risk factor for football injuries due to important myofascial restrictions. Since now no effectiveness procedures were observed. Physium may be a useful device that could be used to prevent risk of injury.

Objective: To evaluate the safety and the effectiveness of PHYSIUM in the reduction of risk injuries and re injury rate over one season during the indoor football matches in players that present a risk of injuries.

Material and methods: 9 indoor football players between 18- 35 years of, with a chronic injury were included in the study confirmed clinically. The risk of injury was assessed by the physiotherapist using the biomechanical test of Saló Darder (SD). Players with myofascial restrictions before a match received 1 or 2 sessions of 90 minutes treatment of PHYSIUM once a week.

Results: Physium reduce the risk of injuries in 1,8 points (SD Score, maximum 3) in the professional players. All players were declared fit to play the next game after therapy.

Discussion: Physium is a device designed to improve muscle recovery and prevent sports injuries. The present research is innovative in the field of recovery of injury to players. PHYSIUM appears to be safe and reduces risk of injuries in football players. No doubt the conclusions reached will help improve the health of many players and other athletes. Future comparative studies would prove the PHYSIUM® role in reducing the risk of injury.

 

KEY WORDS

massage, myofascial chronic injury, prevention, overreaching, training, performance. 

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009