Ian is a sport physiotherapist with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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The nature of injuries varies between sports, and because injuries are often caused by a combination of factors, it can be difficult to establish the specific mechanism of a sporting injury. It also remains difficult to truly and confidently prevent injuries. Ultimately, the goal of sports rehabilitation professionals is to reduce the risk of injury as much as possible. A key step in injury prevention is to identify possible risk factors. Risk factors such as strength and balance can be modifiable, whereas risk factors such as age and previous injury are non-modifiable. For effective risk mitigation strategies and injury prevention interventions, it is necessary to understand these risk factors and injury mechanisms.
This course aims to introduce various risk factors for sports injuries, injury mechanisms, and how physiotherapists can apply this knowledge to injury prevention strategies.
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.