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There are many exercises that can be used to reduce the risk of injury in your athletes.

Enjoy this free preview of what Injury Prevention experts Matt Whalan and Stella Veith would use to help reduce the risk of injury in their Football athletes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a sound understanding of injury definitions and injury prevention frameworks
  2. Learn the differences between primary, secondary, tertiary injury prevention and what your role is in each of these 3 different injury prevention frameworks
  3. Gain an understanding of how to develop your own injury surveillance of athletes
  4. Understand the differences in injury patterns of different populations (males v females; youth athletes v adults)
  5. Understand a basic understanding of load monitoring of your athletes to improve their training and playing availability
  6. Learn practical ways to create buy-in with your athletes, coaches, parents and other key stakeholders to increase program compliance
  7. Learn ways to overcome barriers in the implementation of injury prevention programs in the weekly training schedule
  8. Learn how to schedule an injury prevention program into the weekly training cycle (using the Perform + as as example)

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Injury Patterns

Learn how injury patterns in professionals vs amateurs are not that different. But also learn that there are key differences between males v females and youth v adults

Injury Prevention Programs Work!

But they only work if they get done regularly! Learn ways to create "buy-in" with your athletes, coaches and parents

Exercises to Prevent and Perform!

We give you plenty of exercise options (including programming recommendations) to build strong, robust athletes who are available to train and perform!

Dr Matt Whalan

PhD | MPhysio | BExScRehab(Hons)

Matt is a physiotherapist, applied researcher and sport scientist from Wollongong, NSW. He is a principal partner at Figtree Physiotherapy and been working in clinical practice for 17 years. During that time he has worked with athletes of all levels - from the elite to the weekend warrior - across a number of sports including football (soccer), rugby league, AFL, cricket, triathlon and dance medicine.

Matt completed his PhD in injury prevention in 2020, in addition to having a Masters of Physiotherapy and a degree in Exercise Science & Rehabilitation. He has presented at conferences internationally and domestically and has published numerous articles in the area of injury prevention, implementation science and risk reduction.  

Most recently, Matt has taken on a role at Football Australia (FA) to design and implement the new national Player Availability Model and the FA Perform+ and Fundamentals+ program. Additionally, Matt also works with the Australia national teams, including the recent Socceroos World Cup qualifiers and Olyroos 2020 Tokyo campaign, as a team physiotherapist. 

Stella Veith

B.App.Sc.Phys (Hons). MAPA

Stella has completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in the Netherlands in 2015 and has since been working as a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor at Figtree Physio. In addition to Stella’s excellent knowledge, her keen passion for football has led to representing the region in football with the Illawarra Stingrays Football Club, resulting in a wealth of experience in managing sporting injuries and preventing future injury.

Since 2016, Stella has been working as the physiotherapist for the youth squads at the Wollongong Wolves FC in addition to game day assistance with the first team. Stella’s role expanded in 2017 to become the data analyst for the Wollongong Wolves, involving game analysis of the first team games, providing invaluable information and feedback to the coaching department.