Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module explores the upper quadrant and the injuries that could affect this area. Students are taught to think critically about assessment and treatment techniques and will develop and enhance their own clinical reasoning. Case studies will be used to enable students to develop advanced rehabilitation programs and return to play strategies (RTP) using current research. Students will also look at the psychological factors affecting sporting injury and rehabilitation and understand how and when they should refer an athlete to a sports psychologist.
This module will include a) Assessment techniques for the upper quadrant b) Taping and strapping techniques c) RTP tests d) Functional rehabilitation e) Psychological factors affecting injury and rehabilitation
A student passing this module should be able to:... 1) Critically review the contemporary evidence base for the efficacy of treatment and rehabilitation techniques of the upper quadrant 2) Select, justify and apply appropriate assessment and treatment techniques for injuries of the upper quadrant 3) Use critical analysis in the selection of appropriate advanced rehabilitation aimed at addressing the predisposing factors of injury to the upper quadrant 4) Evaluate critically the effectiveness of common RTP tests used in contemporary sports science/medicine 5) Design, plan and implement a RTP program for injuries of the upper quadrant. 6) Critically examine the psychological factors affecting injury occurrence, athlete response to injury and their adherence to the rehabilitation process.
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