According to the literature, a substantial reduction in injury rates in youth sport is achievable. So why isn’t this translating into meaningful injury prevention in the real world? And what can we do about it? In this episode, Dr. Erin Macri asks Dr. Merete Møller to share her powerful insights on this topic and to introduce a novel research project (the HAPPY project) that aims to bridge the gap from injury prevention trials to real-world results on the field.
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