Online anatomy workshop Yoga and Pilates in amateur and professional sports
This course is open to sports coaches, pilates teachers, yoga instructors, physiotherpists, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports massage, dance teachers, exercise to music and fitness/games teachers, sports massage and all movement practitioners including holistic.
Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but can sometimes result in injuries. “Each year 1-1.5 million people attend an A&E department in Britain due to a sporting injury” (Nicholl et al 1991 cited in Boyce and Quigley 2004)”.
A substantial number of amateur sports athletes believe that the only treatment pathway available for them to get pain relief and advice is to attend A&E (Grimble et al, 1993) leading to approximately 5,600 a day Accident and Emergency (A&E) department attendances within the UK for sports-related injuries (Cook et al, 2003). According to Falvey et al (2009), this accounts for the majority of the workload of an A&E department, with the highest number of attendances being on Monday as a result of weekend sports fixtures. There is a bigger demand than ever for movement and manual therapist to treat sports injuries in classes, at sports clubs and one to ones. Whilst prevention of injury is certainly desirable, the reality that athletes will be injured is part of sport participation. Thus, the sport rehabilitator or movement practitioner must always be prepared to administer the care for which they are trained. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an overview of injury prevention and prehabilitation using Yoga/Pilates and functional movement.
Sports injuries can be caused by:
Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). The ankles and knees are some of the most commonly affected areas.
Some of the sports that we will cover are: