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					Projects successful in obtaining Sports Injury Prevention Initiative Funding in
2003

•   The effectiveness of a no equipment balance training program on lower limb
    injury prevention in netball (University of Ballarat and Netball Victoria). The
    project was redesigned in 2005 due to lower than expected injury rates. The
    project will now investigate lower limb injury reduction through the use of
    proprioceptive training programs incorporated into normal training sessions [In
    Progress].
•   Individual risk management strategies in the Central Highlands (University of
    Ballarat and Ballarat Basketball Association and Ballarat Hockey Association) [In
    Progress].
•   Analysis of Acute and Chronic Injuries sustained from Surfboard Riding (Royal
    Melbourne Hospital and Surfing Victoria).
•   Sports Injury Management Fact Sheets and associated website development
    (Sports Medicine Australia – Victorian Branch).
    For copies of the fact sheets visit the Smartplay website
    (http://www.smartplay.com.au/national/doclib/xpub/docliball.asp)

•   Establishment and updates of a web-based systematic review of the
    effectiveness of sports injury countermeasures, and associated best practice
    guidelines for community level sports (Monash University Accident Research
    Centre in association with Smartplay and the Australian Defence Force
    Directorate of Preventive Health) [In Progress].
•   Contributory factors and outcomes of serious (non fatal) Australian-football
    related injury among males (Monash University Accident Research Centre in
    association with Directors of Emergency Departments in selected hospitals) [In
    Progress].
•   A community based Monash City Sport Safety Expo during Community Safety
    Month 2003 (City of Monash in association with Smartplay and local sports clubs
    and community organisations). For information on the Injury Prevention Week of
    Community Safety Month 2005 visit:
    http://www.communitysafetymonth.com.au/injury-prevention-week.asp




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Projects successful in obtaining Sports Injury Prevention Initiative Funding in
2004:

•   A hamstring conditioning program to prevent hamstring strains at the community
    level of Australian football (Melbourne University and Victorian Amateur Football
    Association) [In Progress]
•   Promoting protective eyewear for squash players across Victoria (University of
    Ballarat and Victorian Squash Federation)
•   Analysis of incidence and nature of injuries sustained by elite athletes
    participating in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Program and the creation of an
    injury registry database. (Royal Melbourne Hospital and Gymnastics Victoria)
•   Teaching landing and recovery skills to junior Australian Rules football players:
    The effect on injury profile. (La Trobe University and Kidskills Australia
    (Gymnastics Australia) and Football Victoria) [In Progress].
•   Sports Injury Surveillance Database (Sports Medicine Australia – Victorian
    Branch - in association with Smartplay) [In Progress].
•   Injury in junior Australian football – to establish the incidence of injury and types
    of injuries sustained by junior football players (University of NSW with primary
    funding support from the AFL).




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