Athletes are enrolled in the project for one athletics season to estimate the injury proportion in the cohort. At enrollment all athletes undergo a baseline screening consisting of a clinical examination (to ensure they are injury free), running analysis and a strength tests. In contrast to previous research where the athletes self-report their injuries the project uses a medical doctor and a physiotherapist to ensure a clear diagnosis.
The purpose of this research project is to contribute with knowledge to reduce the number of overuse injuries among elite Swedish athletics athletes (top-three placement at the national championship or top-six at the national youth championship JSM) in Gothenburg. This research project is a collaboration with and financed by Gothenburg Athletics Association and begun in spring 2016.
- Overuse injuries in Swedish elite athletics– a study protocol for a prospective multifactorial cohort study
- Athlete availability and incidence of overuse injuries over an athletics season in a cohort of elite Swedish athletics athletes - a prospective study