What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete? is the third critical questions for sports medicine. This critical question looks at how proper physical preparation for sport helps to prevent injury, including prescreening and general fitness as well as warm ups.
What role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete? also looks at the policies and rules around sports that help make them safe. This section also includes knowledge of risk assessment and the need for safe grounds and facilities.
The final two (2) topics covered under preventative actions look at the sporting environment and how to ensure safe participation in extreme temperatures as well as considering things such as high altitude and pollution. The role of taping and bandaging is then covered in relation to the isolation and treatment of injury.
You should pay attention to the teacher’s note here that says:
Students should understand how the combination of heat and humidity or cold and wind increases the likelihood of hyperthermia and hypothermia respectively.
There are two (2) articles written specifically on this in our teacher note series.
The four (4) dot points for what role do preventative actions play in enhancing the wellbeing of the athlete? are:
- physical preparation
- sports policy and the sports environment
- environmental considerations
- taping and bandaging
Once agin the verbs are higher order thinking verbs: analyse, critically analyse, and evaluate.