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UK Athletics

Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance Course, Loughborough, February 3rd

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The F.I.T. Injury Prevention and High Performance courses for athletics coaches is a series of 1-day courses designed for coaches of all athletics events.  It trains coaches to assess athletes and identify risk areas that may cause injuries.  The courses highlights the main risk factors, how to identify them and explains the process by which they can cause injuries. Coaches are taught to use this information to prescribe an exercise programme to address problems highlighted by the tests and how this will reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.  

Course Content
  1. Introduction to Biomechanical and Exercise Models.
  2. How to assess an athlete and identify potential weak links and relate them to past and potential injuries.
  3. How to assess and implement isolated and functional core conditioning programmes.
  4. How to train the correct motor recruitment strategies.
  5. The use of functional patterning training and functional velocity training programmes to reduce injury risk and to optimally prepare the athlete.


F.I.T courses are endorsed by UK Athletics

Derek Redmond, Commonwealth, UK, European and World Champion, and now UKA Senior Coordinator for Sprints and hurdles says: “Having had 13 operations during my career, I know the importance of injury prevention programmes!  I believe every coach should attend these courses, I have no doubt that they will help coaches understand excellent injury prevention and high performance programmes for their athletes”. 

Course Title

Normalisation Phase:  Intrinsic Biomechanics

Course Content

Introduction to Biomechanical and Exercise Models 

Purpose Of Phase 

Improve biomechanical function 


Pelvic muscle spasm

Nerve tension

Joint mobility

Biomechanical function 

Methods To Achieve Target

Free exercises to reduce spasm, free exercises to reduce nerve tension and local mobility exercises. 

Normalise Phase:  Functional Capacity Training
Purpose Of Phase

Ensure local muscular function

Improve exercise tolerance

Additional training possibilities in this phase 

Methods To Achieve Target

Symmetrical movements: machines – cables – free weights.


Next Course: Saturday, February 3rd 2007
Venue: Loughborough University
Cost: £95 per delegate


For more details or to book a place, please download the booking form below.