HEALTHY ACTIVE PROJECT: SETUP OF A NATIONAL SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGY
At present, sports injuries cause significant downtime in amateur and professional sport, with significant socio-economic and health consequences for the athlete in the medium and long term. Preventive measures have the potential to significantly reduce the risk of injury for a majority of participants in different sports and physical activities. Evidence-based prevention programmes have been shown to be effective in the literature, particularly in team sports. In addition, recent studies have shown that, as well as reducing the risk of injury and the number of days away from the pitch, regular implementation of prevention protocols also improves performance.
Before implementing preventive interventions and in order to bridge the gap between science and practice, the reasons why preventive measures are not adopted must be identified, as well as the barriers and facilitators that need to be addressed. A good understanding of the context, routines and habits, as well as the knowledge and perceptions of those working in the field with regard to prevention, would appear to be a prerequisite for effective implementation of these measures. This is the aim of the Healthy Active project.
Réseau francophone olympique de la recherche en médecine du sport
At the beginning of the 2000’s, the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission initiated work on consensus positions or “consensus statements”. By bringing together a large panel of experts on a targeted issue, an exhaustive review of the literature is proposed and practical and concrete recommendations are issued on the basis of this state of scientific knowledge. These “consensus statements” constitute the most up-to-date and currently validated level of knowledge on the targeted issue. However, like the majority of scientific and clinical resources, these documents are relayed in English, which limits their distribution to a wide French-speaking audience.
The objective of ReFORM is to fill in this gap by providing high-level theoretical and practical knowledge on injury prevention to a wide audience of French-speaking stakeholders, through full translations of consensus statements, summaries of key messages and detailed infographies.
Fédération Luxembourgeoise des Associations de Sport de Santé
In partnership with FLASS we work on various sport injury prevention projects.