Ian is a PhD candidate and a sport PT with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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Return to sport is an exercise in risk management, and it is a complex and multifactorial process. Clinicians, athletes and coaches are faced with critical decisions which are often compounded by uncertainties such as the risk of re-injury and pressure to compete. These decisions have implications for the health and performance of an athlete. Return to sport decision-making should consider information from biological, psychological and social perspectives and risk considerations. This will enable clinicians, athletes and coaches to make optimal decisions. An athlete-centred approach is crucial in return to sport decision-making and for successful outcomes.
This course aims to explore the multifactorial nature and complexity of return to sport decision-making.
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.