Risk Factors For Back Injury In Young Athletes

Risk factors for young athletes can be split into modifiable and non modifiable factors. Modifiable factors are of significant importance as there is the possibility of being able to change them via training and preparation like training to improve flexibility and strength[35]. Non-modifiable factors are unchangeable but do influence the potential for injury.

Below breaks down the most common factors for injury during sport: organized according into intrinsic (internal) factors (modifiable and non-modifiable) and extrinsic (external) factors (modifiable and non-modifiable)[30][31].

The potential risk factors for injury in sport[30][31]

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