A novel approach to enhance ACL injury prevention programs

 

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dc.contributor.author Gokeler, Alli
dc.contributor.author Seil, Romain
dc.contributor.author Kerkhoffs, Gino
dc.contributor.author Verhagen, Evert
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-12T06:33:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-12T06:33:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-18
dc.identifier.citation Gokeler, A., Seil, R., Kerkhoffs, G., & Verhagen, E. (2018). A novel approach to enhance ACL injury prevention programs. Journal of experimental orthopaedics, 5(1), 22.
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s40634-018-0137-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28295
dc.description.abstract Abstract Efficacy studies have demonstrated decreased anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates for athletes participating in injury prevention programs. Typically, ACL injury prevention programs entail a combination of plyometrics, strength training, agility and balance exercises. Unfortunately, improvements of movement patterns are not sustained over time. The reason may be related to the type of instructions given during training. Encouraging athletes to consciously control knee movements during exercises may not be optimal for the acquisition of complex motor skills as needed in complex sports environments. In the motor learning domain, these types of instructions are defined as an internal attentional focus. An internal focus, on one’s own movements results in a more conscious type of control that may hamper motor learning. It has been established in numerous studies that an external focus of attention facilitates motor learning more effectively due to the utilization of automatic motor control. Subsequently, the athlete has more recourses available to anticipate on situations on the field and take appropriate feed forward directed actions. The purpose of this manuscript was to present methods to optimize motor skill acquisition of athletes and elaborate on athletes’ behavior.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
dc.source Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
dc.source.uri https://jeo-esska.springeropen.com/
dc.subject.other Injury prevention
dc.subject.other ACL
dc.subject.other Motor learning
dc.subject.other Sports specific
dc.subject.other Athletic level
dc.title A novel approach to enhance ACL injury prevention programs
dc.date.updated 2018-06-24T03:28:11Z
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine en_ZA
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