Module JXH-4018:
Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Dr David Jones

Overall aims and purpose

An overview of the processes of rehabilitation. This is a very large subject so it is only possible to give a theoretical overview in the time available. This will be done by considering a number of different injures covering different tissues and body parts. Whilst the course will focus on the treatment of elite athletes, the principles studied can be applied at all levels

Course content

The module will cover the following areas:

  • Physiology of injury; therapeutic techniques used in rehabilitation Exercise, training principle and physical techniques used in rehabilitation
  • The physical rehabilitation of sports injuries, (through the use of examples in the shoulder, knee and lower leg)
  • The rehabilitation team, and rehab planning
  • Returning the athlete to competition and failure to rehabilitate
  • Current trends in research, critical assessment of research and future research directions

Assessment Criteria

excellent

Most criteria are met to an excellent standard; all others are met to a very good standard Case study: The plan has to be holistic covering all the facets of rehabilitating the athlete. It has to be individual to the athletes considering his sport specific needs. It needs to cover the period from the injury to their return to full competition, including the pre-habitliation, early and late rehabilitation and return to play criteria. It should include objective tests to guide progression. The presentation has to fit in the 10 minutes available Viva: the student should be able to clarify any elements of the plan which are not clear and be able to support their choices by reference to published data.

good

Most criteria are met to a very good standard; some may be met to an excellent standard or to a good standard Case study: The plan has to be holistic covering all the faces of rehabilitating the athlete. Has has to be individual to the athletes considering his sport specific needs. It needs to cover the period from the injury to their return to full competition, including the pre-habitliation, early and late rehabilitation and return to play criteria. It should include objective tests to guide progression. The presentation has to fit in the 10 minutes available Viva: the student should be able to clarify any elements of the plan which are not clear and be able to support their choices by reference to published data.

threshold

Most criteria are met to an adequate standard; there may be a wide range in the quality of different components of the assignment Case study: The plan has to be holistic covering all the faces of rehabilitating the athlete. Has has to be individual to the athletes considering his sport specific needs. It needs to cover the period from the injury to their return to full competition, including the pre-habitliation, early and late rehabilitation and return to play criteria. It should include objective tests to guide progression. The presentation has to fit in the 10 minutes available Viva: the student should be able to clarify any elements of the plan which are not clear and be able to support their choices by reference to published data.

Learning outcomes

  1. By the end of this module students will be able to understand the rehabilitation process. In the time available they will not be able to gain the skills to become a physiotherapist or sports therapist but they will have an understanding of the aims and processes so that they can better work within a rehabilitation team. They should be able to explain why particular methods are being used and assess the objective evidence which is available to support the choices made. They should be able to justify the contribution by their individual discipline, and understand how its fits with the rest of the MDT

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
10 minute viva following presentation 50
Presentation of rehabilitation plan 50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

A mixture of sessions that include aspects of lecturing, practicals and question and answering.

20
Private study 80

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others

Subject specific skills

  • research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
  • describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
  • plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
  • apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • self-appraise and reflect on practice
  • plan and design practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
  • project manage and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
  • recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues that directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct
  • demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.
  • develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
  • communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
  • accurately interpret case study data
  • develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions

Resources

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-4018.html

Reading list

It will be helpful to have some understanding of what is involved in rehabilitation prior to the start of the module. Pre-course reading requirements will be very dependent on your previous background.

If you don’t have previous experience, Sports Rehabilitation & Injury Prevention by Comfort & Abrahamson (Willey Blackwell) gives a good introduction and will be helpful during the module as well as with your essay.

In order to understand the injuries and their rehabilitation some understanding of musculo-skeletal anatomy is needed. There are many books on anatomy and any of the simpler texts will be adequate. It is best to concentrate on the major joints and muscle groups.

There are many extensive anatomy books but something basic like Pocket Atlas of the Moving body by Mel Cash (Edbury Press) will give enough information for this module

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