Research Unpacked: Matthew DeLand – Role of Adductor Strength Monitoring in Football (Head of Medical – FC Nordsjaelland) ·

Episode 138: In this Research Unpacked Episode from Inform Performance, Dr Dylan Carmody chats to Matthew DeLang a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Kristian Thorborg (Copenhagen University) examining youth football hip & groin performance and pathology. Matt’s currently works at Right to Dream Academy (Old Akrade, Ghana) and partner club FC Nordsælland in the Danish Superliga. Matt has also previously worked at FC Dallas (MLS), Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) and The Toronto Blue Jays (MLB). In this episode Dylan and Matt discuss the critical role of adductor strength monitoring in football.

Topics Discussed

  • Early Detection
  • Interpreting Adductor Monitoring
  • Individualising Adductor Interventions
  • Challenges in Research

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.