Injury and Rehabilitation
|Medical and Rehabilitation|
Medical and Rehabilitation
Our Medical Staff provide a high standard of care and advice for all schoolboy players. Injured players are treated and rehabilitated by our Physiotherapists with their progress monitored until the player reaches full fitness.
A medical protocol is in place for all players relating to injury, diagnosis, action and rehabilitation. It is important that players always report an injury to a member of the medical staff at the earliest opportunity.
This information is to help you to help yourself safely following an injury.
The five rules of advice
There are five things you can do to encourage the healing of your injury in the first 3 days. You can remember these five things by the letters PRICE
P protection Protect the injured part from further aggravation and stop activities that make things worse.
R rest Rest the injured part but keep it mobile so long as it is comfortable for you to do so.
I ice Apply ice packs to the affected part as soon as possible. Use crushed ice or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a damp tea towel to prevent ice burn. Leave for 10 15 minutes and repeat every 2
C compression Use a bandage or tubigrip (a tubular bandage) to strap up the injured part, covering 8 inches either side. Make sure that the bandage is not too tight.
E elevation Try to raise the injured part above the level of your heart when possible and remove your compression bandage. With a leg injury sit or lie down before raising the leg.
Further information on injuries see the information displayed on www.physioroom.com
|Centre of Excellence Injury Protocol|
Injury on pitch treated by appointed match physiotherapist
Removal if necessary by stretcher, splints depending upon
If hospital treatment is required, physio to make
Medical data forms at hand to accompany player
Parents immediately informed
Head of youth / centre of excellence manager to be updated
Injuries of a soft tissue nature i.e. strains, sprains, bruising
Will be treated initially by the match day / triaining session
Parents informed regarding type of injury and what
Treatment is required during the next 48 72 hours
Players to report for treatment at hartpury college
(unless otherwise advised by physio)
Injured players will not play or train until passed fit by the
Age group coaches do not have the authority over a physio
To declare a player fit to play
Players who are injured should still come to games and feel
Part of the team
If a player becomes injured playing for school or district,
Contact to be made to a physiotherapist at the earliest convienience
No injury, however small, should be ignored or attempted
To be treated without consultation with the centre of excellence physiotherapist