The Australian Physiotherapy Association is excited to present Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 in New Zealand in 2020.
If you are wanting to learn more about sports physiotherapy, or pursue a career in it, the Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 course should be your first step off the mark. This course is the first step in the career pathway developed by the Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SEPA) National Committee for individuals who aspire to become Sports Physiotherapists or obtain introductory learning to sports physiotherapy.
This two day practical course teaches newly graduated physiotherapists skills in the assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries. Course participants are required to complete 8 hours of online course work before attending the course.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities required of the sports physiotherapist working with teams.
- Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to prepare for different sporting environments (Nationally, Internationally) by ensuring that all equipment or supplies that may be required are available for use in the event of acute injury or illness at the training or competition site.
- Demonstrate ability to identify medical and support facilities/resources appropriate to supporting athlete and support staff health at travel destination or home venue.
- Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply sports specific principles of preparation for travel including environmental conditions, travel and time zone considerations.
- Demonstrate understanding of risk management assessment including location of venue emergency facilities and procedures, maintenance of injury and treatment records.
- Assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to self-care and preparation for travel/ team duties as a physiotherapist including fitness, health and time management strategies
- Demonstrate understanding of the definition, pathophysiology, modifying factors of concussion
- Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice evidence based protocols for the assessment and management of concussion
- Identify and have competence to apply best practice tools/methods for on field/ post game assessment of concussion.
- Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice principles for step wise return to training and competition participation following concussion
- Demonstrate ability to use taping as an evidence-based strategy targeted at different treatment aims in different sporting contexts, for example, to promote rest, protection, injury prevention and facilitation of healing.
- Demonstrate ability to identify both indications and contraindications to application of taping techniques.
- Demonstrate ability to identify and apply safe and effective principles of tape application and removal in the sporting context.
- Demonstrate competency with taping the following joints: ankle, knee and shoulder