Management of Track and Field Injuries: Rehabilitation and Return to Sport After Injury in Track and Field Athletes

Tom G. H. Wiggers*, Peter Eemers*, Luc J. Schout*, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs*

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The moment of readiness to return to sport (RTS) after injury is the main question during sports injury rehabilitation. In this chapter, we discuss general principles in injury rehabilitation and RTS in track and field. To understand the full scope of an injury, it is essential to analyze etiological injury risk factors, training load, and biomechanics. These factors have to be taken into account in the rehabilitation plan and after RTS in order to prevent recurrent and new injuries. In every phase of rehabilitation, searching for the optimal loading of the injured tissue is key. Ideally, the final RTS decision is a multidisciplinary decision in which results of clinical tests, tolerance of sport-specific training, and psychological readiness of the athlete should be included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of Track and Field Injuries
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783030602161
ISBN (Print)9783030602154
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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NameManagement of Track and Field Injuries

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