So... last week I was browsing through the latest issue of the Football Medic & Scientist magazine from the Football Medical Association. Just having a quick flick through before sitting down and having a proper read. I noticed the Leeds Beckett University logo in the corner of a page. So this made me stop and read the heading...
"That looks familiar..."
It's only my article on Joint Flossing in football!!
Poor ankle mobility was outlined as a major contributing factor to injury in professional football. These injuries were recorded both at the ankle and higher up the kinetic chain. Joint flossing involves the application of a rubber ‘flossing’ band applied as a compression around a joint while it is put through a full range of movement aiming to improve joint mobility. Due to the lack of scientifically published evidence on the protocol, a study was conducted on professional footballers to investigate the efficacy of flossing at the ankle joint.