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Left hand side syllabus testing Sports Medicine

• ways to classify sports injuries direct and indirect  soft and hard tissue  overuse
• soft tissue injuries  tears, sprains, contusions  skin abrasions, lacerations, blisters  inflammatory response
• hard tissue injuries  fractures  dislocation
• assessment of injuries  TOTAPS (Talk, Observe, Touch, Active and Passive movement, Skills test).
• children and young athletes  - medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy)  overuse injuries (stress fractures)  thermoregulation  appropriateness of resistance training
• adult and aged athletes  heart conditions  fractures/bone density  flexibility/joint mobility
• female athletes  eating disorders  iron deficiency  bone density  pregnancy.
• physical preparation  pre-screening  skill and technique  physical fitness  warm up, stretching and cool down
• sports policy and the sports environment  rules of sports and activities  modified rules for children  matching of opponents, eg growth and development, skill level  use of protective equipment  safe grounds, equipment and facilities
• environmental considerations  temperature regulation (convection, radiation, conduction, evaporation)  climatic conditions (temperature, humidity, wind, rain, altitude, pollution)  guidelines for fluid intake  acclimatisation
• taping and bandaging  preventative taping  taping for isolation of injury  bandaging for immediate treatment of injury.
• rehabilitation procedures  progressive mobilisation  graduated exercise (stretching, conditioning, total body fitness)  training  use of heat and cold
• return to play #1 indicators of readiness for return to play (pain free, degree of mobility)  monitoring progress (pre-test and post-test)  psychological readiness  specific warm-up procedures 
return to play #2 return to play policies and procedures  ethical considerations, eg pressure to participate, use of painkillers.
Created by: lisagass