Innovations in Youth and Adolescent Athlete Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142). This special issue belongs to the section "Athletic Training and Human Performance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 306

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville, 9880 Angies Way #250, Louisville, KY 40241, USA
2. Norton Orthopedic Institute, Louisville, KY, USA
Interests: sports medicine; physical therapy; knee; rehabilitation; physical rehabilitation; biomechanics; sports injuries; kinesiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Youth and adolescent athletes are a unique, under-served patient population with a high risk of injury and re-injury. Sports injuries in this group can exert a profound influence on long-term musculoskeletal health, behavioral health, and quality of life.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” To better prevent injury or re-injury, improve post-surgical and rehabilitation outcomes, improve sports performance, or optimize the long-term health and quality of life of youth and adolescent athletes, it is imperative that primary and secondary sports injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies continue to advance. This Special Issue of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology seeks to assemble clinical scientists, researchers, and healthcare practitioners with diverse expertise and backgrounds to develop a forum that exchanges groundbreaking intervention ideas, practical innovations, and conceptual methodologies.

This Special Issue hopes to encompass original research, evidence-based reviews, case studies, and clinical perspectives that either present compelling evidence for immediate application or clearly demonstrate how practical strategies can be accelerated to reduce the influence of this developing public health crisis.

Dr. John Nyland
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • sports injury rehabilitation
  • innovative strategies
  • exercise therapy
  • biomechanical evaluations
  • physiological interventions
  • psychological strategies
  • emerging technologies
  • musculoskeletal recuperation
  • holistic methods
  • public health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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