Exercise-related injuries may reduce the health benefits of physical activity. Following professional guidelines can reduce the harmful effects of exercise.
The UKK Institute develops procedure models aimed at increasing the level of safety during exercise. These models can be used by health promotion and sports organizations. The goal is that the professionals will be able to recognize the risk factors associated with exercise and promote the prevention of related accidents typical to different stages of life.
Our key goals are to prevent
- sport injuries among youth and young adults
- senior citizens from being injured due to falling accidents.
Sports Injury Prevention
- Predictors of Lower Extremity Injuries in Team Sports, PROFITS-study
- Risk factors of injuries and injury prevention in youth football
- Floorball injuries — epidemiology and prevention
- Neuromuscular Exercise and Counseling Decrease Absenteeism Due to Low Back Pain in Young Conscripts
Falls and Fracture Prevention
- Effects of exercise on physical functioning, bone strength and fall risk among older women: randomized controlled trial and follow-up study up to 5 years later
- Vitamin D and Exercise in Fall Prevention
- The effect of whole body vibration training on physical functioning and risk of falling in older people living in sheltered housing
- Fall-induced injuries and deaths among the elderly in Finland since 1970
- Sports and Exercise Safety Program (LiVE) in Finland including projects
Last updated: 30.10.2020