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Sport injuries Understand how common sport injuries can be prevented by the correct identification of risk factors

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Sport injuries Understand how common sport injuries can be prevented by the correct identification of risk factors P1 P2 M1 Sport can have a lot of beneficial effects such as being health and having physiological and psychology benefits. However risks can cause participants injuries. There are many factors to cause injuries so I put them into two groups' extrinsic risk factors and intrinsic risk factors. Extrinsic risk factors are caused by something external to the body that can cause injury. This includes inappropriate coaching, incorrect technique, environmental conditions, other sports players and equipment. Inappropriate coaching this is can lead to a injury by your coach not having up to date knowledge on the current sporting rules and are not implying these rules in training situations. Another example is if the coach demonstrates poor communication and leadership methods, this can also pose risks for sport players. The governing bodies endure this doesn't happen by setting specific rules non-adherence to these will involve risks for both the player breaking the rules , and other players participating. ...read more.


In non contact sport injuries can be caused by fouls or accidental collisions. To prevent injuries in rugby the correct technique must be used when tackling. All equipment used in sports needs to be designed and maintained to meet an appropriate level of safety. Equipment such as goal posts, nets and corner flags can become dangerous if it is in bad condition or not assembled correctly. The equipment needs to be checked before use. For example, goal posts need to be assessed to ensure they are stable, secure and well put in the ground. Nets on goals and hoops need to be checked to prevent them from coming free and being caught on fingers. Securely attached padding around posts should be used to prevent collision injuries. Corner posts and marker flags should be made of materials that flex on impact and there should be no sharp tips. The other group is called intrinsic risk factors this is caused by a risk within the body. ...read more.


Players need to develop the skills necessary to perform the movements of their sport correctly. If players learn and use incorrect techniques they may at first perform well but they are placing themselves at increased risk of both acute and chronic injury that will reduce their ability to perform. Players should be responsible for learning correct techniques, practising them and using them in competition. Coaches should make teaching correct technique a priority and should frequently observe their players' performance to ensure those techniques are being used. Overuse can cause swelling in the tendons and can lead to tendonitis. It is caused when a participant does not give his body time to recover and the body will get weaker and weaker until an injury occurs. An example of this is a weightlifter not giving time for his muscle to grow and repair. Depending on age there are many types of injuries which can include a young person falling down and with middle-aged people the most common is collisions and violence. In the older age group the most common injury is overuse. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adam Gelsthorpe ...read more.

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