Here's what I know about injury prevention, in a summary:
Injury prevention fits into three main categories:
Within the health category, having pain alters neuromuscular control, as does inflammation, toxins, poisons - the bad energies.
Within the function category, having limited mobility, asymmetrical mobility, excessive mobility and reduced neuromuscular control as evidenced by altered static and dynamic stability increases the risk of injury. These are the blocked and leaked energies.
Within the performance category, having reduced neuromuscular output, capacity if you will (strength fits in here) is a risk factor for energy - the deficient energies.
The other significant risk factors for future injury are previous injury (not modifiable), training load (probably the number 1) which fits into the performance category - the manipulation of load is a modifiable and relates to the development of energies shown to be deficient. Lastly, there are extrinsic factors that increase the risk of injury - ground surface for example. Some of these are modifiable also.
We understand that in some sports, 100% of athletes will get injured. The durability then comes from enhancing the elemental pool of good energy (absence of ill-health), unblocked energy (presence of minimum mobility), flowing energy (presence of static and dynamic stability to support kinetic chain integrity in horizontal, vertical, lateral and rotational force production/absorption/transmission, and abundant energy (the presence of minimum levels of work capacity). We see athletes recurrence rate and return to sport improve with addressing these areas.
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