This program provides a comprehensive guide to the issue of sports injury: its prevention where possible and successful treatment when prevention fails.
This program is a comprehensive guide to the classification and management of sports injuries. Wendy Braybon, head physiotherapist at the Victorian Institute of Sport, shows us how to classify and manage soft tissue injuries (such as sprains, skin abrasions, lacerations, and blisters) and hard tissue injuries (fractures and dislocations). We learn to apply the RICER technique for managing soft tissue injuries and the TOTAPS and DRABC techniques for assessing and managing hard tissue injuries. Throughout the program we see detailed graphics and real-life examples of different injuries, talk to Paralympian Jessica Gallagher, and see dramatised scenarios demonstrating key injury management techniques.
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Smartplay is a sport safety and injury prevention program. Smartplay aims to reduce the incidence and severity of sport and recreation injuries and carries the slogan 'Warm Up, Drink Up, Gear Up' which represent simple yet important injury prevention practices for all sports participants, coaches and administrators.
Sports Medicine Australia is Australia’s peak national umbrella body for the prevention of lifestyle diseases through sports medicine and sports science and injury prevention. Sports Medicine Australia is widely acknowledged internationally as the world’s leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine body.