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Skadeförebyggande träning inom elitdamfotbollen: Tränarnas fokus på att förebygga en främre korsbandsskada
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This quality study was carried out with seven semi-structured interviews and five of them were with elite women´s football coaches. What has been studied is how elite women’s football coaches are working with injury prevention training to their knees for the women’s football players. An anterior cruciate ligament injury in elite women’s football is both common and serious knee injury. This is a major problem area of ​​the anterior cruciate ligament injuries in women's football. In a squad of 20 women's football players occur an anterior cruciate ligament injury every two years. Injury prevention training is important to prepare the women's football players for the physical stresses that will arise during the season[1].

 In this study includes, for example, theories of loss prevention training and risk factors for elite women’s football player to suffer an ACL injury. The interview guide has been focusing on the coach’s work and why they have chosen to use loss prevention training and how it can be planned and executed. This is to get information on how the elite women coaches working with the training to give the elite women football players the best position possible to prevent an ACL injury. The elite coaches have the help of physiotherapists, doctors and / or physiological coach with the loss prevention training must include for different exercises, and then determine the elite coaches themselves when it will be done during training week. In addition to interviews with the elite women coaches have also been interviewed by a physiotherapist and a doctor. This interview has been used to get information about the problem area with an ACL injury in elite women football. After that question I also touched on how and why the elite women’s football players should prevent this knee injury. The elite women’s football coaches all think the injury prevention training is important to use. This is to prepare women football players for the loads and stresses which will occur during the season. The loss prevention training is somewhat different in the five elite women´s football team that is part of my study. Any association uses a knee control program more than others, and cardio and strength training workouts vary in number. What unites them is that they all use a combination and the pulsation of the training.

That is, they use both low and high intensity training and other training is a combination of different exercises and exercise. And they all have the injury prevention training scheduled throughout the season.

[1] Martin Hagglund physiotherapist, interview February 8 2012, Markus Waldén orthopedic, interview  February 3 2012

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Keyword [en]
women's football, ACL injury, injury prevention training, knee control.
Keyword [sv]
damfotboll, främre korsbandsskada, skadeförebyggande träning, knäkontroll.
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Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23911OAI: diva2:601853
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-30 Last updated: 2013-01-31Bibliographically approved

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