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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Österreich

The effect of a specific training programme on the incidence of injuries during a 222 hour volleyball marathon

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  • author Lucienne Attard - Institute of Physical Education and Sports, University of Malta; Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm110

DOI: 10.3205/11esm110, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm1103

Veröffentlicht: 24. Oktober 2011

© 2011 Attard.
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Aim: To reduce the number of injuries sustained during a 222 hour, 48 player, volleyball marathon through a strength and proprioception training programme.

Methods: The pre-marathon training sessions included specifically strength training for quadriceps, hamstring, rotator cuff, proprioception training, plyometrics and correct jumping and landing techniques. Subsequently the number and nature of clinic visits during the marathon were analysed by nature and region and compared to the data from the previous year’s marathon.

Results: Injury rate for 2000 was 20.4/1000 playing hours and 13.1/1000 playing hours for 2001. There was a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of knee (p=0.004) and ankle (p=0.04) injuries reported.

Conclusion: The inclusion of plyometrics and proprioception and strength training in the preparation training programme was successful in reducing the overall injury rate and specifically the incidence of knee and ankle injuries in a volleyball marathon.