Advanced study of clinical theory and practice in sports physiotherapy. This includes elements of injury mechanisms, principles of injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation principles integrated with the clinical reasoning process.
Working in a multidisciplinary team, minimising risk and managing injury, and exercise prescription are important roles for sports physiotherapists working with athletes from community to elite levels and for promoting physical activity. Sports Physiotherapy graduates are in high demand when selecting professionals for sports teams and for clinical practice, where they can apply their advanced knowledge and skills.
|Paper title||Sports Physiotherapy|
|Teaching period(s)||Second Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,692.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,125.00|
- PHTX 542
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty, PGDipSEM
- Course outline
- Paper Structure
- The paper includes eight webinars and a residential block over six days (Friday evening
to Wednesday afternoon); Blackboard discussions; and written assignments.
Topics covered include:
- Ethics in sports physiotherapy
- Travelling with teams
- Strategies to decrease risk of injury
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Drugs in sport
- Role of nutrition for sports performance
- Assessment and management of acute and overuse injuries
- Paper and qualifications restricted to physiotherapists.
- More information link
- View further information about the School of Physiotherapy
- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Gisela Sole
- Teaching Arrangements
- The distance version includes three 3-day residential blocks held in Dunedin and audioconferences
held via Zoom.
The on-campus version is taught in labs with audioconferences that students can either attend in person or via Zoom.
- Recommended text: Brukner, P. (2012) Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine. 4th Edition. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070998131
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper should be highly competent in
- Relating known patho-anatomical, neurophysiological and biomechanical bases to the assessment and management of patients with sports neuromusculoskeletal problems
- Articulating and rationalising a skilled, appropriate and effective assessment of a patient with a sports neuromusculoskeletal disorder
- Using advanced knowledge and effective clinical analysis in selecting treatment and options and making clinical decisions regarding sports-specific patient management
- Developing an advanced level of knowledge and practical skills of current injury prevention strategies for specific sports codes
- Discussing the role of the sports physiotherapist in the context of a multidisciplinary team