New PAFIX publication!
A new paper authored by the PAFIX research team and led by Dr. Dara Twomey has been published in the Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise. The aim of the paper was to highlight the real world challenges faced by the PAFIX team while implementing an injury prevention exercise program in community sport. This paper provides a detailed description of challenges faced while implementing the program in a community sports setting, and how the research staff adapted the program to overcome these barriers. This paper highlights the importance of involving all key parties (researchers, coaches, players, club management, equipment manufactures) to help design effective programs and overcome potential barriers to successful implementation. This publication will provide valuable information to coaches and sports clubs who are interested in implementing an injury prevention program, and sports injury prevention researchers who want their programs to have a real world impact.
Below is a link to the Journal website and a plain language statement outlining the challenges faced while implementing the PAFIX program.
Twomey DM, Doyle TLA, Lloyd DG, Elliott BC, Finch CF. Challenges when implementing an evidence-based exercise injury prevention training program in community-level sport: A case study. Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise. 2015. 1: 29-39