How is injury rehabilitation managed?

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Students learn to:

  • examine and justify rehabilitation procedures used for a range of specific injuries, eg hamstring tear, shoulder dislocation
  • research and evaluate skill and other physical tests that could be used to indicate readiness to return to play
  • critically examine policies and procedures that regulate the timing of return to play, considering questions such as:
    • why aren’t such policies applied to all sports?
    • who should have ultimate responsibility for deciding if an athlete returns to competition?
    • should athletes be allowed to use painkillers in order to compete when injured?

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.