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Title: Athletic injuries are increasing despite safer equipment and rule changes.


1
Introduction
  • Athletic injuries are increasing despite safer
    equipment and rule changes.
  • In secondary and collegiate levels in U.S.
    Athletic Injuries are estimated at
  • 750,000 per year (Bergandi, 1985)
  • 850,000 or more (Noble, et al, 1982)
  • The causes of athletic injury range widely.
  • Accident, Aggressive behavior, overtraining,
    high-risk sports, et al.

2
Athletic Injury
  • Being sport related
  • Results in a players inability to participate on
    day after injury
  • Requires medical attention

3
Severity of Injury
  • No universal definition exists
  • Based on AMA Standards Nomenclature of Injuries
    (1968)
  • Depends on the time-loss
  • Depends on functional consequences of
    participation or not participation

4
Introduction
  • Psychodynamic dimension of sport injuries may
    explain why
  • Some athlete become injured
  • Some athlete do not recover from an injury
  • Some athlete rehab is shorter than others.
  • Some athlete adhere to their rehab schedule and
    other do not.
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