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Potential hazards and injuries in sport.

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1. List the potential hazards of each of the following areas: * Court areas - friction when falling over * Playing fields - the ground could get you injuries, people with wrong equipment might not be able to play * Sports Halls - maybe equipment lying round, friction burns * Weights Room - people using the wrong weights and not knowing the proper technique * Swimming Pools - slippery decks, water quality, diving boards, pool slides 2. Injury Prevention - List 10 things that can prevent injury Stretching, equipment, clothing, correct techniques, refreezes, environment is safe, balancing competition, rest, being fit and health diet 3. ...read more.

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can vary in size and seriousness * dehydration (internally) when the body loses a lot of water * exhaustion/fatigue (internally) when the body gets tired from a lot of physical work * ligament injuries (internally) when a ligament is stretched * winding (externally) - difficulty breathing when getting hit around the stomch/chest * hypothermia (internally) rapid cooling of the body, temperature drops very quickly * muscle injuries (internally) - when a muscle becomes torn due to not stretching * impact injuries - (externally) fractures (what different types of fracture are there?) * Closed - when the bone breaks but stays inside the skin * Open - when the bone breaks and comes out through the skin 5. ...read more.

Conclusion

clothes * muscle injuries - rest, stretches, ice, put on some support bandage * impact injuries - rest, ice, see a doctor, get a badnage 7. What is meant by RICE in relationship to injury treatment? Rest - stop and rest the injury Ice - apply some ice to reduce the swelling and relieves some pain Compression - put on some sort of support such as a bandage to put some pressure on the injury Elevation - raising the injured body part to decrease the circulation to the area and drain away other fluids Extension: What injuries have you suffered in your sporting career to date. fractured and dislocated my arm. ?? ?? ?? ?? GCSE PE - Physical demands of performance - Injury ...read more.

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