Study: Exercise preventing girls' soccer injuries

January 15, 2010 2:57:17 PM PST
A new study finds a soccer specific exercise program can help prevent injuries in young female players. The program features strengthening exercises aimed at improving motion patterns to help reduce strain on the knee joint.

The training sessions were integrated into regular soccer practices.

The program resulted in a 77 percent reduction in the incidence of knee injuries and a 90 percent reduction in the incidence of non-contact knee injuries.

The study appears in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.