Preventing Injuries

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Preventing Injuries

  1. 1. Preventing Injuries
  2. 2. Prevention is better than treatment. <ul><li>Here are some ways that you can avoid sports injuries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Make sure you are fit for the activity. <ul><li>Only play sport when you are feeling fit and healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>And you have no existing injuries. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Make sure that you develop the right techniques. <ul><li>A bad technique in any sport can lead to an injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Poorly throwing the javelin can lead to an arm injury. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Play at the right level. <ul><li>Play with the right age group. </li></ul><ul><li>Play with a team or to a level that matches your ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. If a young novice boxer played an adult professional, it would mean certain injury. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Know the rules of your sport and obey them. <ul><li>Rules are there for your protection. </li></ul><ul><li>So listen to the referee they are making decisions that may prevent you or a team mate an injury. </li></ul><ul><li>(even if you don’t agree with them!) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Make sure you are wearing the right kit. <ul><li>If the sport that you play requires protective gear, for example a mouth guard, shin pads or helmet wear them! </li></ul><ul><li>Footwear is also important, so choose carefully. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Make sure that your equipment is in good working order. <ul><li>Damaged or broken kit can be dangerous and put your safety and the safety of others in jeopardy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lift and carry equipment with care. <ul><li>Lifting heavy equipment can cause you to sustain an injury even before you have started. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Watch out for hazards in the playing area. <ul><li>Broken glass on pitches, wet patches on floors and even rakes left in long jump pits can all cause accidents and injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather conditions should also be taken into consideration. As a lack of visibility can cause accidents. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Warm up and cool down correctly. <ul><li>Warm up </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries such as strained and pulled muscles can be avoided by warming up correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Cool down </li></ul><ul><li>A correct cool down helps prevent stiffness and soreness increasing recovery time. This makes you better prepared for the next event. </li></ul>

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