Heard about Skadefri?

We know that many injuries can be prevented. Here on Skadefri (English url: www.fittoplay.org) you can see how.

In 2000, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center was established with a focus on preventing injuries and other health problems in sports. For many years, we have been interested in understanding the typical injuries that different sports and body parts are most prone to, how these injuries occur and what causes them. Based on this knowledge, we have developed Skadefri, in cooperation with Olympiatoppen, the Norwegian High Performance Center. On Skadefri, which in English means "be free of injury", you can read about the most common injuries in more than 50 sports and body parts, and find exercise programs that help you preventing their typical injuries.

Injury prevention is even more important after you had your first injury, because the risk of re-injuring is much higher following an initial injury. As you know, you can´t perform well when you go injured or never got fully recovered.

Sport or body part

There are two ways to orientate yourself on the website and in the corresponding mobil application Get Set - Train smarter (available in app stores for free).

One entry is by choosing the sport you are doing and learn more about common injuries and prevention, the other entry is by choosing a body part you are either are bothered with or want to prevent injuries in. Some exercises fit for more sports and body parts. You will therefore find them in several places on the website and in the app.

3 levels of progression

No one becomes a master without proper training. The exercises on the Skadefri-web (in English: www.fittoplay.org) and the Get Set app are divided into three levels of progression, and are presented with variety to contribute to increased performance, challenge and motivation over time. Skadefri fits therefore for everyone, regardless of activity level. Many of the exercises you may know from before, while there may be some that you have never seen. Common to all of them is that they will help you in preventing injuries while providing good training.

Instructional videos

For each of the sports and body parts you will be introduced for a training program that is tailored to the risk profile of the selected sport or body part. The exercises have their origin in research on sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation, and are presented through a instructional video and a short text description on how to conduct the exercises most correctly. The exercises require little equipment and have recommendations for the number of sets and repetitions.

You can also download training programs as PDFs and share them with your mates or print them. You can use the Get Set app everywhere, even without network connection after you have downloaded the videos to your smart phone.

Learn from other people´s injuries

Skadefri/Get Set is run by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, in close cooperation with Olympiatoppen. The editorial board is set up with having a varied research and journalistic background, well suited for developing digital media and content production for web and mobile applications. The editorial board is led by Kathrin Steffen, and run by Line Synnøve Larsen, Merete Møller, Paal Uvaag, Kevin Nordanger Martin, Danielle Stephan, Sara Marie Granheim, and Roald Bahr.