How is injury rehabilitation managed?

How is Injury Rehabilitation Managed?

Students learn about:

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.