A recent systematic review on footballers showed that a static stretching warm up reduced subsequent performance while a warm up that included dynamic stretching and the FIFA 11+ can show positive effects in footballers. The review also noted that there is good benefit in doing a re-warm up again during half-time.
The FIFA 11+ is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among amateur male and female football players aged 14 years and older. The warm up programme was developed by an international group of experts and its effectiveness has been proven in scientific studies
If you would like to know more about the FIFA 11+ and use it in your club then click here for some good free resources such as videos and posters
The systematic review is here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27901341
We were delighted to host renowned myofascial and chronic pain expert physiotherapist Dr. Jan Dommerholt for a course on dry needling in back and pelvic pain on Wednesday the 30th of November.
Dr. Dommerholt is a Dutch trained physio and a recognised expert in the physiotherapy diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, and whiplash associated disorders. He has published several books, over 60 articles, and nearly 40 chapters in medical and physical therapy textbooks on myofascial pain, chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and whiplash.
If you’d like to know more about this therapy please have a look at our dry needling section http://milltownphysiotherapy.com/therapies/dry-needling/