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GCSE PE Injury Prevention in Sports

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Mr Hanogue

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of GCSE PE Injury Prevention in Sports

Injury Prevention in Sports
What is it?
Sports injuries are when harm or damage is done to the body during athletic activity.
Sports injuries are caused by the overuse of or severe trauma on a part of the body.
Broken Bones
Torn ligaments
Sports injuries can have serious effects on an athlete's mental and physical health and future.
It also affects their team, coaches and fans.
Sports injuries can last from anywhere to a few days to an entire lifetime.
Sports Injury Prevention
It is impossible to prevent every injury, however if the proper precautions are taken, research suggests sports related injuries could be reduced by 25%.
1. Good Physical Condition
Train sufficiently
Regular conditioning
A common mistake is to believe your sport will get you in shape. You must train for your sport!
2. Know and Follow the Rules
Rules are made for your safety and the safety of others.

Don't forget the rules of conduct.
3. Proper Gear and Equipment
Always use the proper equipment of the sport.
Safety gear is for everyone and should never be forgotten.
4. Rest
Athletes who over train suffer more injuries.
A big misconception is if you constantly train, you will play better. However this is not true, rest is critical and athletes must take it seriously.
Rest makes you stronger and prevents injuries of overuse, fatigue and poor judgement.
5.Warm Up Before Playing
Warmed up muscles are less likely to suffer from injuries.
Make sure your warm up matches your sport.
You can warm up by stretching or slowly playing your sport.
6. Tired, In Pain, or Recovering?
If you are in one of these states, it is an easy setup for an injury
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