OCR Cambridge National in SPORT SCIENCE (Level 1 / 2) R 041 Reducing the Risk of Sport Injuries
What is a sports injury? “Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons). ” http: //medical-dictionary. thefreedictionary. com/Sports+injuries
Sports injury statistics There are over 22 million injuries a year and the number is climbing. During the 2008/2009 Guinness Premiership Rugby season there were 769 recorded injuries, an average of 2 injuries per club per match. This was a 22% increase from the 2007/2008 season.
Influencing the risk of injury There are many factors which could increase the risk of sports injury. They include: Fatigue Weather Motivation What are the specific factors for your favourite sport? Poor coaching Unsuitable equipment
Warm up – Cool down What are the effects of the right kind of warm up and cool down on performance? Warm up Cool down Gets the body ready for Aids muscle physical activity recovery Helps body to Increased transition to motivation resting state Improved focus
Treatment There is a lot of support in the UK committed to the treatment of sports injuries: Hundreds of private clinics and consultancies Government funded web pages and campaigns through the NHS to increase awareness of sports injury prevention and treatment.
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