UCAM produces manual to prevent injuries in football players
The Group of Sport Injury Prevention of the Catholic University of Murcia has developed a manual to prevent injuries caused by football players' bad choices of footwear. The proliferation of artificial turf and a wide variety of football boots on offer in the market are two factors which cause players to choose the wrong type of footwear which may lead to injuries.
The Region of Murcia's Football Federation will forward this study to all of its clubs to forward this information to all of their players, in order to avoid injuries caused by poor choices of footwear when playing football.
"There is insufficient investment into the prevention of injuries"
Pablo Blesa stated that "only through opening the doors of the university to the world can we all benefit from an exchange of knowledge".
Dr. Martínez Romero stated that "Prevention is never enough. These seminars and Groups of Sports Injury Prevention have been created precisely to further develop work in that field".
"If an athlete sleeps badly he or she is more likely to be injured"
One of the topics discussed at the conference has been the importance of rest to avoid injuries in athletes. An expert on the subject is Gerardo Villa, Professor of Physiology at the University of León and Professor of the UCAM Masters in High Performance Sports. For Gerardo Villa, the problem is that a bad sleep affects training and vice versa, which can result in injury or reduced performance: "Those athletes who have some type of sleep deprivation will be affected in some skills related to strength, power, agility and coordination. This is worsened because the athlete always wants to train harder and for longer periods of time. Exercise intensity creates some problems related to the metabolism that causes worse sleep so we enter a vicious circle. This is accentuated in those athletes who suffer jet lag, which requires an adaptation period to normalize sleep cycles and adapt to workouts".