In today’s Evening Post (Swedish newspaper) could read the following article.
written BY: Harald Roos, associate professor orthopedics and Congress General 2012

Katarina StedingEhrenborg, physiotherapist, PhD, Chairman of Sports Medicine South

Malin Eggertz Forsmark, President World Village of Women Sports
About sports injuries and the unequal research on this.
Read and ponder and see how it looks in your own country. Is this a big issue? or not? I think it is severe. What do you think?

 

 

The day begins Scandinavian Congress of Medicine and Science in Sports (SCMSS) in Malmö. At the congress involved several internationally acclaimed researchers and participating makes about 400 doctors, physiotherapists, physiologists, sports and active. Congress is important for several reasons. Firstly, sports medicine issues highly relevant, and put a special focus on women’s specific situation in sport.

Can it really needed a special convention regarding sport and women, given that the London Olympics went down in history as the most equal in the game’s history? The answer is simple – absolutely! Certainly feels like the Olympic Games founder Pierre de Coubertin, old sayings about women in sport only task is to crown the winner with a crown, both outdated and anachronistic. But there remains a lot of work before sport conditions are the same for men and women.

As much as 40 percent of all active sports in Sweden are women, but still, most of the knowledge, training and its effects based on man as the norm, and on studies of men. The same applies to medical issues as treatment and rehabilitation after injuries.

For almost ten years, for example, Football Research Group (FRG), Linköping University, conducted damage studies at Men Championship and the best Champions League men’s teams, but it is only this year that the FRG also received research funding to implement the corresponding period study in women’s football. This despite the fact that a female football players are at 4-8 times greater risk of ACL injuries than men.

Of course there are more examples of a deep knowledge gap between women and men in sport. Another example is that most cardiovascular research, and almost all studies on the negative effects of exercise on the heart, made of men. Similarly, studies of diet on performance and health, despite the fact that women just as much as men suffer from eating disorders as a result of improper nutrition.

But even if knowledge is important, it must also be communication between researchers and trainers evolve. It is through the right training and guidance that the athlete can prevent injuries and develop positively. Knowledge must be translated into action, and of course apply to women as well as men’s sports.

Step by step, thanks to investments in new research in the field of sports and women and congresses SCMSS, reducing the knowledge gap, which ultimately contributes to greater equality for both sport and society at large.

 

BY: Harald Roos, associate professor orthopedics and Congress General 2012

Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, physiotherapist, PhD, Chairman of Sports Medicine South

Malin Eggertz Forsmark, President World Village of Women Sports

4 Comments
  1. Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    Congratulations!! I was following the qualifications here. Looking forward to seeing them in action at the Asia Cup 😀

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    John Ternai 8 years ago

    Take your time, don’t rush it. @ Wsu.

  3. Women's Soccer United 8 years ago

    Yeah, it will be interesting to see, I hope I have the book… I will have to wait until I get home to see if I can find it

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    John Ternai 8 years ago

    It is really scary to hear @ WSU. Sure, it was a few years ago they using the argument of the English FA. So instead of starting to research the issue so they delay research with arguments you wrote about. which in my mind is absurd. Should be very interesting to hear what you come up with the question of the book you have. I’m waiting almost impatiently to hear what you come to

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