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The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain hamstring and lower limb injuries

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Description: Results After 24 matches there was no statistical significant difference between the groups for the incidence of hamstring injury (OR:0.116, 95% CI:0.013-1.019, p=0.051) and primary non-contact knee injury (OR:0.116, 95% CI:0.013-1.019, p=0.051). The difference for primary lower-limb muscle strains was significant (OR:0.097, 95%CI:0.011-0.839, p=0.025). There was no significant difference for weeks missed due to hamstring injury (4 v14, chi2:1.12, p=0.29) and lower-limb muscle strains (4 v 21, chi2:2.66, p=0.10). A significant difference in weeks missed due to non-contact knee injury was noted (1 v 24, chi2:6.70, p=0.01).
Conclusions This study demonstrated a trend towards lower limb injury prevention with a significant reduction in primary lower limb muscle strains and weeks missed due to non-contact knee injuries through the addition of a sports chiropractic intervention to the current best practice management.
The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial Wayne Hoskins and Henry Pollard BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010, 11:64 Full text available

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