Hilde Fredriksen defends her dissertation «Prevention of shoulder injuries in handball. The challenge of implementing preventive measures ».
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How can you prevent shoulder injuries in handball players?
It is possible to prevent shoulder injuries in handball players, but what if the players don’t want to follow injury prevention programs because they think it takes too long?
The high incidence of shoulder injuries among handball players, where every fourth player at any given time has shoulder ailments, was the starting point for Hilde Fredriksen's doctoral work.Hilde is also affiliated with Olympiatoppen [the Olympic training center in Norway] and the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH).
Through her work, she has investigated whether one can shorten existing [preventative] programs by focusing on known risk factors.
She has also oversaw and implemented a questionnaire for monitoring the shoulder functions of the attacking players. This is a useful tool in assessing whether or not a player is ready to play handball again after an injury.
10:15 – Trial lecture
"Is the future PROMISing? Patient-reported outcome measures in musculoskeletal conditions - potential and limitations"
12:00 – Lecture on the dissertation
"Prevention of shoulder injuries in handball. The challenge of implementation of preventive measures"
The dissertation will be streamed live on NIH’s YouTube channel.