Ian is a sport physiotherapist with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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Sports rehabilitation aims to return an athlete to an optimal level of function safely and efficiently while also trying to reduce the risk of reinjury. Thorough, evidence-based rehabilitation is crucial and should be based on sound clinical reasoning, tissue healing and functional goal-setting. Clinicians face various challenges in athlete rehabilitation, such as adherence and athlete expectations. It is an intricate process where treatment for multiple physical performance characteristics should be balanced and evaluated. At the same time, it is important to understand that athlete behaviour and psychological elements also impact the rehabilitation process. Sports rehabilitation provides an excellent opportunity for clinicians to apply a holistic approach and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
This course aims to provide insight into rehabilitation in sports, focusing on the purpose, planning and structure, types of intervention and enhancement of athlete adherence to the rehabilitation process.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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.