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Examining Lower Limb Injuries among Male Amateur Soccer Player

Lam MHS1,2,4*, Tung K1, Man DP3, Lee KY1,2, Lei Y4, Flint SW5and Peake D1

1Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2International Industry and Professional Accreditation Association, UK

3Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong

4School of Physical Education, University of Jinan, Shandong, China

5Leeds Beckett University, UK

*Corresponding Author:
Lam MHS
Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Tel: 852 6542 3388
E-mail: michaelhslam@vtc.edu.hk

Received date: March 31, 2017; Accepted date: May 22, 2017; Published date: May 29, 2017

Citation: Lam MHS, Tung K, Man DP, Lee KY, Lei Y, et al. (2017) Examining Lower Limb Injuries among Male Amateur Soccer Player. J Yoga Phys Ther 7:264. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000264

Copyright: © 2017 Lam MHS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Amateur players far outnumbered professional athletes, but they are often under shadowed in literatures. Unlike professional athletes, amateur players may not possess the resources, knowledge or guidance in treating sports injuries. Soccer is one of the popular sports with fewer literatures addressing amateur players. Quantitative method was used for data collection and analysis. The practical contribution of this study lies in terms of the exploring of risks factors leading to lower limb injuries, most common type and area of injuries faced by amateur soccer players in contrast with professional players. Preventive measures were also discussed. The implications of these findings are valuable to coaches, physical therapists and governments for understanding amateur players and arouse public awareness on health and safety.

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