With the start of the football season and returning to play after a summer off, it is inevitable that people pick up injuries before the season really gets going. From chatting to patients it seems fairly common to either neglect a warm up completely or at most to do a few static stretches while chatting about England’s chances in the world cup. It is very easy to fall into the same routine because its what you’ve always done, but FIFA have now produced a free, evidence based warm up, specific to football.

The “FIFA 11+” was produced by a group of international experts from FIFA’s Medical Assessment and Research Centre. It has been proven by randomised controlled trials to prevent football related injuries. It is simple and does not require appliances, equipment (i.e. no extra costs) or specialist knowledge. It is a complete warm-up programme with different levels. It is efficient, as most of the exercises train several aspects and can replace other exercises. The whole programme takes approximately 20 minutes and can replace what you already do.

So if you are fed up of missing parts of the season due to injury then click here to visit the FIFA 11+ website which will give you all the basic information you need. If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact us by clicking here.