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The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain hamstring and lower limb injuries
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).
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
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Hoskins & Pollard
Institution: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Added: Thu Apr 08 2010