FSS 238 - Introduction to Sports Injury Management
3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Introduction to principles and techniques of preventing, recognizing, treating, and rehabilitating sports related injuries. Includes overview of sports injury management, recognition of common sports injuries, taping/wrapping techniques, principles of rehabilitation, and event preparation and risk management.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify the anatomical structures, etiology, and pathology associated with recognizing common sports related injuries/illness.
- Explain and demonstrate the sports injury assessment procedure and the components of an emergency action plan.
- Perform an initial sports concussion assessment using the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SAC).
- Perform wrapping/taping techniques utilized in sports injury management.
- Explain the three phases of soft tissue healing and the use of the appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises during each phase.
- Overview of Sports Injury Management
- Athletic training/National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)/anatomical terminology
- Classification of sports injuries
- Therapeutic modalities
- Legal liability concepts
- Nutrition/ergogenic aids
- Emergency action planning/injury assessment procedures
- Mechanisms of sports injuries/variable factors influencing sports injuries
- Recognition of Common Sports Injuries
- Heat illness
- Lower/upper extremity injuries
- Abdominal/thorax/lower back injuries
- Head/cervical injuries
1. Performing a concussion exam
2. Legal requirements for coaches regarding concussion exams
3. Basic immobilization techniques
- Orthopedic exam
- Taping/Wrapping Techniques
- Ankle wrap
- Ankle taping (prevent inversion sprain)
- Ankle pressure wrap
- Shin compression wrap
- Hip and shoulder spica wrap
- Wrist/finger taping
- Selecting taping/wrapping supplies
- Principles of Rehabilitation
- Functional rehabilitation exercises
- Sport specific rehabilitation exercises
- Event Preparation and Risk Management
- Gathering essential first aid supplies
- Organizing essential contact information
- Playing surface examination and reporting responsibilities
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