The Nov. 4 FIFA 11+ Warm-Up Program workshop, broadcast to Bangkok Hospital facilities across the kingdom from Bangkok, featured Dr. Mario Bizzini of FIFA’s Medical Assessment & Research Centre.
The workshop, held in conjunction with the Football Association of Thailand, consisted of two sessions. The first featured a lecture on the causes, treatment and prevention of football-related injuries, and the principles and techniques behind the FIFA 11+ warm-up program. During the second, participants put the techniques into practice.
FIFA 11+ is a complete warm-up routine to prevent injuries. It combines exercises and training to provide general protection from injuries. Recommended for athletes 14 and older, the warm-up should be performed before any training session, according to FIFA.
In Pattaya Capt. Paisal Jathrapithak, director of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’ special activities program, said the broadcast was a good opportunity to introduce the warm-up techniques to area athletes and footballers.