“FIFA is very proud to see that a FIFA initiative like the Isokinetic, accredited as FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, in Bologna has been able to develop such a successful international medical conference – said FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Jiri Dvorak.
The conference was the occasion to present information about the successful implementation of the FIFA 11+ program in different countries. Scientific evidence has shown that this prevention program can reduce the number of injuries up to 50 per cent.
The conference attracted over 1400 delegates from 77 countries including; doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, coaches and footballers, all of whom put their club rivalries to one side for one weekend to share and debate the future strategies of muscle and tendon injuries. Hamstring injuries in particular are a strong focus of the scientific and practical discussions (…)”
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