Flashcards in 48: Approach to Sports Injuries - Yoho Deck (13)
is sports medicine a medical specialty
- considered a multidisciplinary field of practice
who is considered a competitive athlete?
- collegiate, olympic, and professional sports
- everything else is recreational
primary focus of sports medicine
rapid recovery of the injured athlete, which drives many innovations in the field
- Its function is not only curative and rehabilitative, but especially preventive
requirements for podiatric sports medicine
Basic knowledge of the unique demands placed on athletes.
Emotional needs must be addressed, as must physiological, biomechanical and metabolic.
Well versed in sport-specific biomechanics and kinetics, injury patterns and velocity, and rehabilitation exercises unique to sports or positions in team sports
podiatric sports med goals
Age related injuries and prevention measures must be appreciated as well as general medical factors.
Return athletes to sports competition in better condition than they were before injury.
Imparting to the athlete increased awareness of the mechanism of injury and what can be done to prevent future injury
overuse v. chronic static injuries
Chronic but improving or having the ability to improve “overuse” injuries
Chronic but not improving or “chronic static” injuries
define overuse syndromes
Refers to a chronic injury resulting from excessive repetition of a common activity or performance of an activity to which an individual is unable to tolerate
contributing factors to overuse syndromes
Poor training habits
Individual physical response
to repetitive minor insults
Overuse phenomena are likely to result in ...
peritendinitis followed by attenuation of the tendon and eventual rupture
Acute severe trauma most likely causes ...
myotendinous junction disruption for avulsion fracture at soft tissue/bone interface
"Rule of Three"
-- When standing equal body weight is distributed on feet.
-- When walking 1 to 1.5 times body weight is distributed on the weight-bearing foot.
--- When running 3 times bodyweight is distributed on the weight-bearing foot.
-- Even minor imbalances are magnified 3 times with running
stages of injury
- down playing
- acceptance and commitment to recovery
- fear of re-injury