Sports Medicine

22 03, 2018

Outline the differences between direct and indirect sports injuries.

By |2018-03-22T06:35:46+10:00March 22nd, 2018|Articles, How are sports injuries classified and managed?, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Sports Medicine, Study Tips|Comments Off on Outline the differences between direct and indirect sports injuries.

The 2001 exam question 25 a) states: Outline the differences between direct and indirect sports injuries. In response to this question Maja wrote the following answer. Check it out below and use the notes from the marking centre on NESA to see what you think of her response.Sports injuries can occur in two different ways, being either a direct [...]

2 11, 2017

Describe the assessment procedure used to determine the nature and extent of a sports injury.

By |2017-11-02T06:39:21+10:00November 2nd, 2017|Articles, example, How are sports injuries classified and managed?, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Sports Medicine, Study Tips|Comments Off on Describe the assessment procedure used to determine the nature and extent of a sports injury.

The question Describe the assessment procedure used to determine the nature and extent of a sports injury. is worth 5 marks and comes from the 2011 HSC PDHPE exam. Below is a sample answer written by one of my VT students (shared with permission). The answer begins with a clear statement that the procedure would be stopped [...]

7 02, 2017

Do Ice Baths Work?

By |2017-02-07T05:30:36+10:00February 7th, 2017|Articles, Factors Affecting Performance, How can nutrition and recovery strategies affect performance?, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on Do Ice Baths Work?

This article: Do ice baths work? is written in response to the recent article published in the Telegraph in the UK. This article's title: "Ice baths, treatment of choice for Andy Murray and Mo Farah, do not help post-exercise recovery - new research" seems to claim more than the author of the research and the [...]

12 10, 2016

Key word examine

By |2016-10-12T20:12:33+10:00October 12th, 2016|Articles, How do athletes train for improved performance?, How does the acquisition of skill affect performance?, how does training affect performance?, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE, Key word|Comments Off on Key word examine

The BOSTES key word examine is used a number of times in HSC PDHPE. The BOSTES glossary of key words define examine as: enquire into. This is a rather short definition, requiring the person to simply investigate or find/provide information on the topic. Google, however, provides a more thorough definition of the term: inspect (someone or [...]

20 06, 2016

Pre-screening elite athletes

By |2016-06-16T08:34:16+10:00June 20th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine, What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete?|Comments Off on Pre-screening elite athletes

Pre-screening elite athletes fits under physical preparation in Sports Medicine, where you are asked to learn about pre-screening and to analyse different sports in order to determine priority preventative strategies and how adequate preparation may prevent injuries. There are currently lots of sports that are pre-screening elite athletes in order to ensure it is safe for [...]

15 06, 2016

Rehabilitation procedures for a sprained ankle

By |2017-11-09T05:50:39+10:00June 15th, 2016|Articles, example, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Rehabilitation procedures for a sprained ankle

The rehabilitation procedures for a sprained ankle include immediate treatment, stretching to increase ROM, conditioning, total body fitness, training, and the use of heat and cold. A sprained ankle can come in any of the three classifications for a sprain (levels 1,2 and 3).Immediate treatment of a sprained ankleThe immediate treatment for a sprained ankle [...]

16 03, 2016

Cardiac Events in the Aged

By |2016-03-15T06:42:14+10:00March 16th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine, What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete?|Comments Off on Cardiac Events in the Aged

Cardiac events in the aged during sport is increasing in Australia. A recent article in Sport Health a magazine released by Sports Medicine Australia, focuses on cardiac events in sport in Australia and has an article that looks at cardiac events in the aged. In this article David Bertovic discusses the rise in cardiac events in the aged [...]

25 01, 2016

Cold, Wind and Hypothermia

By |2016-01-25T09:47:23+10:00January 25th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine, Teacher note|Comments Off on Cold, Wind and Hypothermia

Continuing our teacher note series, today we look at the combination of cold, wind and hypothermia. This teacher note comes under environmental considerations for What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete? in Sports Medicine. The teacher note says: Students should understand how the combination of heat and humidity or cold [...]

22 01, 2016

Heat, Humidity and Hyperthermia

By |2016-01-27T18:17:57+10:00January 22nd, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine, Teacher note, What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete?|Comments Off on Heat, Humidity and Hyperthermia

In Sports Medicine it is vital that you have a deep knowledge of heat, humidity and hyperthermia. This topic comes up under the critical question: "What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete?", dot point: environmental considerations. The teacher note says: Students should understand how the combination of heat and humidity or [...]

1 11, 2015

Sandor Earl – Ethical considerations example

By |2015-11-02T12:45:48+10:00November 1st, 2015|Articles, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Sandor Earl is a great example to use in examining the ethical considerations for return to play and the pressures on athletes to return quickly. In 2013 Sandor Earl was charged with the use of an illegal substance and trafficking that substance. Sandor Earl speaks out in his interview on the Footy Show giving us [...]