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Physical Therapy


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Physical Therapy
remediation of impairment and disabilities. Promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention
Athletic Training
A profession dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the physically active population and preventing athletics-related injuries and illnesses.
Sports Medicine
Refers to the care of the physically active people who have suffered an athletic injury or illness.
Practice Domains of Athletic Training
Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion, Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Therapeutic Intervention, Healthcare administration and Professional Responsibility
Central Sports Medicine Team
athlete, athlete's parents, coach, team physician, athletic trainer
Peripheral Sports Medicine Team
Specialized care or assistance, work together to manage sport performance.
Strength and conditioning
Massage Therapist
Occupational therapy
Nurse practitioner
Student athletic trainer
This happens when the medical practitioner fails to provide the care which is expected in each case thus resulting in injury or death of the patient. It can be any tort or breach of contract of health care or professional services rendered by a health care provider to a patient.
Assumption of risk
fully understanding that by participating in sport an athlete may be needed
Informed consent
Permission by parents for medical staff to treat their child if they are injured
Proximate cause
a close connection between the act of medical personnel and the resulting injury to one athlete
-An example of common documentation
-a systematic way of documenting the assessment findings and recording the athlete's progress through a rehabilitation program
- subjective, objective, assessment, and plan of care
subjective, objective, assessment, and plan of care
Subjective- detailed information about the history of the injury, chief complaints, signs, and symptoms. Given by the athlete!

Objective - record of test measurements. State the information gained from inspection, palpation, and special tests.

Assessment - State the type and severity of the injury and list problems associated with the injury. Should describe functional deficits. Should be clear and concise. Examples - lack of range of motion, lack of strength, inability to perform....certain functional movements, pair with particular motion or activities

Plan of Care - describe whether the athlete will be referred, treated, or monitored. Describe any rehab procedures as well as the goals of treatment. Goals must be short and long term, should reflect the list of problems from the assessment, be objective and have a time frame. The athlete should be involved with the goal getting and transport should be considered