Background: Women playing in the national elite Australian Football League for Women (AFLW) have a ten times greater risk of serious knee injury than men. Efficacious injury prevention programs exist for team ball-sports, yet their implementation is generally poor. Little is known about how women playing elite team ball-sports perceive and experience injury prevention programs in practice. Understanding the end-user’s (athlete’s) perspective is essential to improve program uptake and adherence. In this study we explored the athletes’ perspectives and experiences of injury prevention practices in the AFLW.
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