Daniel Arzani recently suffered an ACL rupture when playing in his first twenty minutes for Celtic in the Scottish Football League. It was a non-contact injury that brought his season to an end and a long period of rehabilitation was to commence. ACL injuries in amateur sport have been increasing in the last few years and particularly in the female population.
It is proposed not simply that female biomechanics are to blame but also increasing professionalism and participation of females in contact sports. The initial considerations for this program were commenced in order to try and decrease ACL injuries in the female soccer population.
ACL injuries unfortunately are not completely unavoidable but there is good evidence that the Fifa 11 Plus program helps to significantly decrease the amount of injuries suffered by a team/club cohort in a season. Some studies suggest up to a 50% reduction in injuries to females and potentially 40% in males. Some more recent studies also outline success in other sports such as Basketball.
Initially considered as part of a warm up routine, there does also appear to be performance benefits from completing the program regularly. Compliance is key with the program needing to be competed in full, 2-3 times per week and the running components of the program only being completed prior to a match. A full review of all of the noted information can be found at
The Fifa 11 Plus at football NSW full poster style program can be found at the link below
More explicit information on the technical positioning of the player can be found at the link below or on review with a physiotherapist with experience of the program.
The words and other content provided in this blog and in any linked materials, are not intended as medical advice and are an opinion only. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern you should consult a medical practitioner immediately. While Physiosense Physiotherapy have made every effort to ensure the information supplied on this web site is suitable, accurate and complete, we accept no responsibility for any loss or liability incurred by any party as a result of accessing or utilising the information on this website, blog or for any websites linked to or from this website. We try to ensure the information on this website is up-to-date and accurate, however we take no responsibility for inaccuracies or any information that is out of date.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT/LINKS
Any opinions, by any third parties within or linked to this website such as statements, articles uploaded or other information or content expressed or made available are those of the respective author(s) and not necessarily those of Physiosense Physiotherapy.
Jason is the Leichhardt Physiotherapy's practice principal and has been practicing as a physiotherapist for over 16 years