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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Sport and fitness sciences
Managing injury risk is important for maximising athlete availability and performance. Although athletes are inherently predisposed to musculoskeletal injuries by participating in sports, etiology models have illustrated how susceptibility is influenced by repeat interactions between the athlete (i.e. intrinsic factors) and environmental stimuli (i.e. extrinsic factors). Such models also reveal that the likelihood of an injury emerging across time is related to the interconnectedness of multiple factors cumulating in a pattern of either positive (i.e. increased fitness) or negative adaptation (i.e. injury).
Roe, M., Malone, S. & Blake, C. (2017). A Six Stage Operational Framework for Individualising Injury Risk Management in sport. Injury Epidemiology, vol. 4, no. 26. doi:10.1186/s40621-017-0123-x