What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete?

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Students learn about:

Students learn to:

  • analyse different sports in order to determine priority preventative strategies and how adequate preparation may prevent injuries
  • critically analyse sports policies, rules and equipment to determine the degree to which they promote safe participation, eg heat rules, rugby union scrum rules
  • evaluate strategies an athlete could employ to support the body’s temperature regulation mechanisms
  • analyse the impact of climatic conditions on safe sports participation
  • demonstrate taping and bandaging techniques, including taping the ankle, wrist and thumb
  • evaluate the role taping plays in both the prevention and treatment of injury.

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