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Pelvic floor considerations: A potential game changer for women’s football?

Emma Brockwell

FIFPRO, the organisation which works as a trade union to unite the voice of professional footballers and their national unions produced a report in 2020 which highlighted that ‘players are the most valuable resource for all football teams and that the athlete is central to the existence of the sport’1. Therefore, for the sport to reach its full potential the player’s potential must be fulfilled. One way of doing this is to identify and implement the best practices in health, safety and performance of the players2. Female footballers, and all those working with them are keen to make this a reality with informed, evidence-based information3. However, females remain significantly underrepresented in sport and exercise science research,4,5 and certain areas remain “wholly underappreciated”, even hidden within sports medicine.

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