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Injury risk assessment and management

Are you seriously involved in football, handball, basketball, volleyball, or tennis and do you want to minimise the risks of sport-specific injury occurrence? The Motus Melior Lab is the right place to do so.

Injury risk factors

Sports injuries are an integral part of involvement in sports. Certain injuries are frequent in various sports branches (e.g. ankle sprain), but others are sport specific (e.g., injury to the ulnar collateral elbow ligament in baseball and handball). By virtue of epidemiological research, nowadays we are well acquainted with the most frequent sport-specific injuries as well as with the mechanisms of their origin. Less known is what the risk factors of injury occurrence are and how to manage them.

Sports injury risk factors are classified as:

  • Extrinsic or environmental (weather conditions, turf or court quality, sports equipment, warm-up, fair-play, training programme load, etc.)
  • Intrinsic or internal (athlete’s age, gender, physical fitness components, fatigue, body build, joint build, previous injuries, etc.).

Both the extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors may be adaptable (e.g. physical fitness, body mass) and unadaptable (e.g. age, gender, previous injuries). Our diagnostic and prophylactic approach is focused primarily on the recognition of the adaptable intrinsic risk factors and on the design of effective training programmes and other strategies for their removal.

Lower your risks in sports injuries

Our team of experts continuously develop and complement test batteries for the determination of the adaptable risk factors of typical injuries occurring in sports games as well as effective measures for their reduction or removal on the basis of a tenacious study of research and professional literature, our own research and in cooperation with other international centres of excellence in the field of injury prevention.

Momentarily, we have at our disposal developed protocols for the determination and modification of injury risk factors in the following sports:

  • football
  • handball
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • tennis

The process commences with a 60- to 90-minute specific diagnostic procedure (screening) and ends with the interpretation of the findings as well as with the instructions on how to execute the selected preventive exercises. Also, an athlete is provided with the initial intervention programme via a special cellular phone application. Optimally, the same process should be repeated every six months to determine the effects of the preventive intervention and to enable a new intervention programme to be designed.

For the last two years, I have been successfully working with Professor Marković on regeneration, fitness and recovery from injuries and pain.

Bruno Petković, football player (GNK Dinamo and U21 Croatian national football team)

Working with Professor Goran Marković was exceptional - fast, high quality and efficient. We can be proud to have such an expert at our side.

Sandra Perković, discus thrower, winner of two gold medals at the Olympics

Professor Marković's knowledge and skill have greatly helped me to come back into the field as soon as possible after an injury or painful condition and in good physical state.

Arijan Ademi, football player (GNK Dinamo and Macedonian national football team)

Motus Melior has helped me numerous times in my career, both in the rehabilitation of injuries from which I came back even stronger, as well as in my conditional plan and nutrition and regeneration.

Luka Šebetić, handball player (Tremblay en France)

Thanks to the Motus Melior team, a back injury that jeopardized my career is behind me, and at the same time I improved the function of my hips and torso.

Damir Martin, rower, two-time silver medalist at the Olympics

Unfortunately, injuries are an integral part of professional sports. That is why it is important to have an expert team on your side, such as Professor Marković's.  The comfortable and beautiful atmosphere of Motus Melior, with its professional and expert staff, is a winning combination for a quick recovery.

Ivan Buljubašić, water poloist (Olympiacos CFP and the Croatian national water polo team)

I have been working with the Motus Melior Center and Professor Marković for 3 years. I am extremely pleased with the collaboration so far as they have helped me a lot in recovering from my injuries and improving my fitness. I look forward to continuing this collaboration in the future.

Filip Benković, football player (Lester City FC and U21 Croatian national football team)

On my manager's recommendation, two years ago I started working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior Center in the field of injury prevention and treatment and conditioning. So far, I am extremely pleased with the cooperation.  I recommend them fully.

Matej Mitrović football player (Club Brugge KV and Croatian national football team)

Professor Marković is a person I place my trust in. I have been collaborating with the professor and the Motus Melior team for over 6 years, and this collaboration is gaining new dimensions every year.  This has greatly contributed to my professional sports development.

Filip Krovinović , football player (West Bromwich Albion FC)

I have been working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior team for 5 years and it is with their help that I am where I am today.

Lovro Mayer, football player (GNK Dinamo and U21 Croatian national football team)

This project was co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund. All material content is the sole responsibility of Motus Melior company.

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