The course teaches newly graduated physiotherapists skills in the assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries.
This course is aligned with the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) competency standards, so by completing this course, you can work towards being awarded the APA Sports Physiotherapist Title and subsequently the title of Registered International Sports Physical Therapist.
- To teach newly graduated physiotherapists or those entering sports environment for the first time, skills in basic assessment of sporting injuries to the knee, ankle, foot, hip and groin, spine, shoulder and thigh.
- Participants will also demonstrate competence (via recommended learning reinforced throughout the level 1 course) in emergency management of the injured athlete.
- To ensure that all participants can confidently diagnose and formulate a treatment plan for standard sports injuries. The course will also prepareparticipants for work within a sporting team and knowledge on travelling with a team, load monitoring, concussion assessment and management and introductory taping skills.
Combination of graduate physiotherapists – approximately up to 2 years after graduating, and any physiotherapist wishing to refine their sports physiotherapy assessment and management skills and techniques.
It is recommended before you attend this course you complete:
- AHPRA Registration as a Physiotherapist
- SMA Sports Trainer minimum level 1 Course (recommended but not required)
- First Aid, CPR Current certificate (recommended (but not required)
- ASADA Medical Support Personnel Anti-Doping Course (recommended but not required)
*If unsure of your suitability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there will be a short mandatory assessment at the end of the course.
Dates 22 – 23 September 2018 (multiple dates)
Day 1: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Day 2: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Day 3: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Registrations close Sunday, 9 September 2018
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