Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

Full Flexibility

  • 100% range of motion

Full Strength

  • Regained in the injured part

Absence of Pain

Psychological readiness

  • Absence of fear of re-injury.

Steps in Rehabilitation

  • P.R.I.C.E.D.
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Conditioning
  • Training
  • Return to appropriate levels of competition.

The Injury Management Programme

Deciding on appropriate activities

  • Water Training
  • Cycling
  • Weight training
  • Recreational walking
  • Stretching §Relaxation.

Modification of Training

 R e d u c e d

  • Structural load
  • Thermo regulative load

Applied Biomechanics

  • Water Resistance
  • Action – Reaction
  • Prime Movers

Reduction of structural load

Σ of active muscles

Increased Specificity

  • Prime Movers

Modify training loads

  • Reduce Structural stress •e.g. Aqua-running
  • Protect the injured area •e.g. Taping
  • Work with the athlete to focus on what they can do •not what they can not do.

Factors affecting Recovery

  • Type and severity of the injury
  • Early management
  • immediate first aid
  • Type and frequency of therapy
  • Individual differences.