Recently 54 upcoming talents of KV Mechelen participated in the junior research into the impact of orthodontic retainers on the development of performance in Wintelre (NL) .
This pilot study examined the correlation between the upper first molars with orthodontic retainers and the tendency to sports injury susceptibility. We would expect the tendency to sports injury susceptibility to be closely related to balance and spatial awareness of the entire body.
The study will take at least three years and during that time these participants will be monitored three times in total.
The junior soccer players filled out the Sports Injury Risk Indicator questionnaire as early as in July. Expert Jolanda van der Leeden performed the research this time.