How Tracking Your Period Can Lower Your Injury Risk

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by Our Team

Dr. Catherine Logan was featured in Runner’s World’s article, ‘How Tracking Your Period Can Lower Your Injury Risk’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘A recent study in Frontiers in Physiology following elite English soccer players found the athletes were almost twice as likely to sustain muscle and tendon injuries mid-cycle, near ovulation, compared to at other times. Whereas other research has similarly shown mid-cycle to be a riskier time for getting hurt, those studies focused solely on ACL injuries. The only other paper to look closely at all types of injuries found athletes to be at a higher risk of getting hurt while getting their periods, a notion that’s commonly cited, but has some methodological faults. That study didn’t clearly define the cycle’s phases or differentiate between different types of injury.’

Read the full article here.

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