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Injury prevention! Injury prevention?

By Dr. Romy Chan

Injuries are a leading reason affecting the training and competition of athletes. In some instances, an athlete may even have to pull out from sports participation totally for injury rehabilitation for a lengthy period of time. This is often frustrating for the athletes, coaches as well as the scientific support team in the elite training system. The objectives of this seminar are to 1) introduce the concept of injury prevention in sports, 2) present information on injury statistics for various sports, 3) propose a framework for the study of injury prevention in elite sports based on the current literature, 4) summarize the current understanding and practice of sports injury prevention for selected injuries, 5) report the current practice of injury prevention programs at the sports medicine department.

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