Help Your Athletes Return to Sport in a Safe and Appropriate Way During COVID-19

Restarting any sporting event during the pandemic and in line with national and local restrictions is a challenging task. Even when the rules are relaxed we all want to make sure we reduce potential transmission as much as possible.

We also need to be mindful of detraining effects and the impact social distancing has had on the performance of athletes and players. In this new Physioplus course Brent Grimsley takes you through all you need to know to make your sporting activities as safe as possible and ensure athletes have an effective return to action.

Brent is an experienced sports physio who has experience working across different sporting codes for regional, national and international teams and athletes. He has experience working at both Paralympic and Olympic games and is Director and Chief Physiotherapist at Prime Human Performance.

The learning outcomes for this course are simple. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Correctly identify the impact of Covid-19 on athletes and the practical and medical considerations on the resumption of sport in various athlete groups
  • Discuss the effects of detraining on the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems of athletes
  • Design graded return to play strategies for various athlete populations per case presentations
Return to Sport During The Pandemic
Return to sport during covid-19The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread training and competition disruption in sports. Athletes had limited or variable access to training facilities and equipment, and many athletes around the world have been severely limited in their training and exercise regimes. A primary concern globally is the maintenance of key physical qualities and conditioning. Changes in body composition occur during periods of reduced training and this can have an impact on an athlete’s performance and injury risk with the resumption of training and competition. Strategies need to be in place promoting safe, appropriate and progressive return to play for all athletes.

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