Online Course
Developing Physically Active and Sporty Kids – Injuries Specific to Children and Teenagers
Optimise a child’s management and outcomes by learning about common paediatric sporting injuries

1-1.5 hours

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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

ReLAB-HS
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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

Large numbers of children and teenagers participate in organised sports every day. There are correspondingly high injury rates in these age groups, particularly overuse injuries. Children are not, however, “mini-adults”. While an adult might present with a tendinopathy or ankle sprain, a child is more likely to present with an avulsion fracture or growth plate injury. Thus, physiotherapists who work with young athletes must have an understanding of common paediatric injuries to optimise a child’s management and outcomes.

Aims

This course aims to introduce sporting injuries that are specific to children and teenagers.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.8 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • list five “ages” that should be considered when working with children
  • explain why children present with different types of injuries to adults
  • discuss common injuries in children
  • identify an appropriate management strategy for a child with a sporting injury