Can better communication between medical staff and the coach reduce injuries? Let’s explore the options.

Avoiding injuries ensures high player availability and allows coaches to have the best squad possible available for training and to select their best squad for matches. In the UEFA Champions League (UCL), the unavailability of players to compete in matches due to injury averages 14% but varies between 5% and 20%. Lower injury rates have […]

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Can you hear me coach? A communication model for field sport games

By Garrett Fintan Coughlan @garrett_physio, Andy Friend @andyfriend2011, Brian Green @briangreen36 and Jonathan Hanson @sportsdocskye In the high pressure environment of professional field sports games, growing numbers of medical personnel are required to provide care. The interprofessional environment has created a higher demand on non-technical skills called ‘human factors’ which include situational awareness, decision making, […]

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