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Physiotherapists are often involved in the pre-season screening of athletes. The main focus of musculoskeletal screening is often to identify individuals at an increased risk of injury. However, this is not as easy as it sounds and there is no single screening test that is able to fulfil this function. At best, musculoskeletal screening can identify athletes with certain deficits who may be predisposed to injury. In this course, Lee Herrington discusses the value of using reliable and valid musculoskeletal screening tests to identify vulnerable, predisposed athletes. He also explains how screening can be used to identify an athlete's degree of vulnerability if he or she is subjected to changes in load.
This course aims to introduce you to injury risk screening, its benefits and how to apply it with your athletes.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the consequences of injuries in sport
- describe the factors involved in the development of injuries
- explain how athletes predisposed to injury can be identified with musculoskeletal injury risk screening
- describe the considerations in building a paradigm for musculoskeletal injury screening
- justify the role of screening in preventing or mitigating injury risk
RONAN EZRA SANTOS
This is indeed a recommendable course, by Lee Herrington. It does not solely focus on the factors we should consider in identifying the risk for musculoskeletal injury but also the ways in how we should build a paradigm for injury risk screening. For those who are fond of sports and planning to be a sports physical therapist someday, this is a must-watch course for it will give you the value and importance of identifying and modifying various risk factors to minimize the risk of injury and give our soon-to-be patients and clients the best quality of life.
CHRISTIAN NOEL JUMARANG
This course simplifies the steps on how to assess musculoskeletal risk injuries and what in-depth screening are needed to further evaluate our patients. As always we need to identify all the things that are needed to consider in screening a patient. This course not just identifies it, but also teach us to break down each piece to form a whole proper injury risk screening for our musculoskeletal patients taking part in different sports. Thank you for this course!
This course was helpful for me because it gave me knowledge about the fact that many factors (more than thinkable) play a role in measuring the risk factors for sports injuries.
ROEBY JOYCE DIAZ
Physical Therapist, Philippines
In my opinion, the best elements of the course are the factors and predispositions that can cause an injury. It is easy to understand because it is written in bulleted form. Making you understand the course without having trouble reading too much. This course will help me in the future to further ask probing questions in taking an initial evaluation on the patient. It can also help me consider on what is the MOI of the patient's current condition. Overall the course has given me enough knowledge to be further aware of what risks I can encounter to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
CARLOS JOSE ESCABARTE
I really recommend this course because there are a lot of educational materials and Lee Herrington has high credentials in terms of sports physiology. The speaker was able to explain the topics very well.
ZYRIL NICOLE ALDAS
This course provided great information that is beneficial for students like me who are still at an online class set-up. This paved the way for me to have a glimpse of what physiotherapists are doing at the sports field. I was amazed at how many factors must be considered for every athlete a physiotherapist manages.