Athletic Trainer Definition of an Athletic Trainer An Athletic Trainer can work for any sports teams such as high school, colleges, universities, and professional teams. Athletic Trainers try to prevent, examine, and treat injuries of athletes. The trainers do not work alone; they work with the team, equipment manager, coach, and the physicians. They treat minor injuries before and after a game or practice such as a sprain ankle, jammed finger, or a swollen knee. Job Performance Athletic Trainers held about 18,200 jobs in 2010.
Athletic Training is the health profession dealing with injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries to people who are physically active on a regular basis. This is a profession that practices in different clinical environments such as individuals and team sports, sports medicine and orthopedic clinics, and also in industrial setting. Most athletic trainers get jobs in sports medicine clinics. Other places that offer jobs to them are Colleges, High Schools, clinics with orthopedic surgeons, physical or occupational therapists, and other medical personnel. Some athletic trainers open up their own clinics.
PDHPE Study Summary How are sports injuries classified and managed? 1.1.1- Injuries commonly occur in sport, particularly in contact sports such as football. Sports injuries are classified according to their cause (direct, indirect or overuse) or the type of tissue damaged (soft or hard tissue). Classifying injuries assists in determining how to manage the immediate injury and then plan for rehabilitation. The accurate assessment of injuries will make the management and further rehabilitation a much easier process for the athletes progression back to their sport.
Objective, Structured, Clinical, Examination. I had also had paramedic training that proved to be of vital importance during this period of assessment (Oelofsen, 2012, pp. 22-24). To effectively diagnose the right type of ankle injury that the patient was suffering from, I had to combine the use of the paramedic training that I had had, and my knowledge on the ankle anatomy for diagnostic purposes (evidence 2, 3 &4). Using the look, feel, and move method, I was able to know
The unit involves learners examining different methods of fitness training. These include methods to improve flexibility, strength, muscular endurance, power, aerobic endurance and speed. Learners will develop the ability to prescribe appropriate exercise intensities, work/rest ratios, resistance, repetitions, sets, number of exercises, order of exercises, speed of movement and systems of training depending on the nature of the session and client needs. In this unit learners will also plan a fitness training programme and examine the principles of training and concept of periodisation. Learners are required to set goals for the training programme and to monitor and evaluate their fitness and the training programme.
The person I job shadowed was Randy Makam. His job responsibilities as a physical therapist is to see patients with back and neck injuries, strains and fractures and conditions like multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, As a physical therapist Randy had to be knowledgeable in these conditions and prepared to answer patient questions and address concerns. Physical therapists interview patients with these conditions to learn more about their symptoms and guide their treatment plan. The education needed to become a physical therapist is you'll need 4 years of college and then 2 years of PT to get a DPT (Doctorate of physical therapy.) The undergraduate requirements vary slightly by school, but typically include a year each of general bio, chemistry, and physics.
Assignment 1 Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services (Unit 5) Task 1: The Components of Fitness The components of fitness are divided into two groups which are the skill related and the health related. Health related means how much you can exceed with your body in terms of health. For example cardio vascular depends how much your body can do and it also aids to prevent any disease like cardio vascular disease which it's good for your own health. In the other hand skill related skills help you be better in a certain sport, for example speed and agility is needed to be a good player in football. Overall health and skill make the components of fitness which makes you exercise or succeed in sports.
There are countless types of physical disabilities that patients have like a countless number of injuries and medical problems. However it is a very essential part of a patient’s total health care and when they interprets a physician’s orders wrong it can lead to legal and ethical issues. Ethical Codes for Physical Therapists During this period of time a physical therapist needs to look at their practice from an ethical point of view and by doing this it will protect the rights of their patient’s, maintain their integrity as a trained professional, and uplift the ethics of physical therapy as an occupation. The team of physical therapists has ethical codes that provide guidelines for demonstrating their professional behavior. All members of the physical therapist team are responsible for demonstrating ethical behavior at all times.
Put the principles into context, by explaining how they would be used in designing a training programme for a named athlete. Include an example training programme which is designed around the FITT and SPORT Principles. The Key Health and Safety Issues Hazards: Loose screws in the equipment- This is a high risk as people can be seriously injured. Anyone using the equipment will be at risk. Control measures would be to have regular safety checks to ensure the equipment is set up safely and ready to be used.
Coaching Roles The roles that you will find you undertake as a coach will be many and varied and you will find at some stage in your coaching career that you will be, but not limited to: * Advisor - Advising athletes on the training to be conducted and suitable kit and equipment. * Assessor - Assessing athletes performance in training and in competition * Counsellor - Resolving emotional problems on the basis that sharing anxieties can be both relieving and reassuring. * Demonstrator - Demonstrate to the athletes the skill you require them to perform. * Friend - Over the years of working with an athlete a personal relationship is built up where as well as providing coaching advice you also become someone, a friend, who they can discuss their problems or share their success with. It is important to keep personal information confidential because if you do not then all respect the athlete had for you as a friend and coach will be lost.