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1 The Physiological and Psychological responses to sports injuries P3 & P4/ M2/ D1

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3 Inflammation is a protective attempt by the body to remove harm and to initiate the healing process It occurs within a few minutes to hours of injury The 5 key characteristics of inflammation are: Pain Redness Swelling Heat Immobility (loss of function ) I NFLAMMATION Damaged Tissue and primary response:

4 HEAT T HE I NFLAMMATORY R ESPONSE The damaged tissue releases chemicals Blood vessels dilate (widen) allowing increased blood flow to the injured area. This causes; LOSS OF FUNCTION BLEEDING SWELLING REDNESSPAIN Injury causes tissue damage

5 Clotting, also known as “coagulation”, occurs almost immediately after injury to a blood vessel. It is the process of blood changing from its usual liquid state to a solid form. There are 3 stages: Formation of Prothrombinase When liquid blood comes into contact with certain molecules (or foreign objects) it stimulates the formation of an enzyme called Prothrombinase. Prothrombin is then converted to Thrombin The enzyme Prothrominase converts Prothrombin into Thrombin (another enzyme) Fibrinogen is converted into Fibrin Thrombin converts Fibrinogen into Fibrin which forms the tread-like scaffolding structures that form a clot/ and eventual SCAB. T HE CLOTTING M ECHANISM (C OAGULATION )

6 A cartoon animation of the full Clotting process in detail including all the info you need H ERE IS A LINKS TO A VIDEO ANIMATION OF INFLAMMATION & COAGULATION WHICH MAY HELP YOUR UNDERSTANDING !

7 A scar is a result of the body's repair mechanism after injury on many tissues. Scar tissue replaces normal tissue after it is damaged. Scar tissue is the formation and laying down of a protein called “collagen”. This is a fibrous tissue that replaces the tissue that has been damaged. It is not as elastic and pliable as skin and muscular tissue which makes it a lower quality tissue and less effective and efficient at doing its job. Scar Tissue and Remodelling process:

8 Sprains and Strains can be classified as first, second and third degree, depending on the amount of fibers involved. SPRAIN A stretching, or tearing, of one or more ligaments. STRAIN A stretching or tearing of muscle/tendon Sprains and Strains are overstretching or tearing of tissue. Sprains involve ligamentous tissue and strains involve muscular tissue. Both involve pain and discomfort, deformity, swelling, bruising, impaired movement and loss of function. S PRAINS AND S TRAINS :

9 GRADES OF INJURY: Degree / SeverityFibre DamageSigns and Symptoms Grade I (mild)few fibresMinimal discomfort swelling / tenderness movement slightly impaired / functional. Grade II (moderate)many fibresSignificant pain / discomfort / noticeable swelling / tenderness / impaired movement / function impaired. Grade III (severe)total rupturePain / significant swelling / bruising / tenderness / impaired movement / joint unstable / loss of function. LIGAMENT SPRAIN MUSCLE STRAIN LIGAMENT SPRAIN MUSCLE STRAIN

10 H AEMATOMAS ( INTER / INTRA ): A haematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually caused by trauma (in this case a muscle). It is different from a bruise, which is the spread of blood under the skin in a thin layer. Intramuscular This injury only effects the muscle fibre tissue and therefore bleeding is contained within the sheath that surrounds the muscle. Pressure within the muscle builds up which can become very painful. The fluid is unable to escape as the muscle sheath prevents it, acting like a balloon. Healing takes longer as bleeding stays in one area and has to be broken down. You are less likely to see visible bruising. Intermuscular This type of injury includes the muscle and also the muscle sheath and therefore bleeding is not contained and can spread (for example with gravity). Initial bleeding can last longer, however recovery is often faster than intra muscular as the blood and fluids can flow away from the site of injury. You are more likely to see bruising. There are 2 types of haematoma:

11 If the explanation is sufficient enough and related to the concept of sports injury, then it is possible that grading criterion M2 and D1 (analysis) may also be achieved. To push for the Distinction go into further detail and analyse what might happen if a player ignored the physiological and psychological signs and symptoms of injury. Use examples of professional athletes, with news reports or newspaper articles if possible. Damaged tissue: -Primary damage response, healing response, the clotting mechanism Scar tissue: -The importance of scar tissue control in the re- modelling process Specific to injury: -Sprain/strain (signs and symptoms of first, second and third degree), haematomas (inter/intra) Response to injury Anger, anxiety, depression, frustration, isolated from team mates Response to treatment and rehabilitation Anxiety, frustration, need for motivation, use of goal setting Criteria P3 and P4 aim to address the issue of occurrence of sports injuries and the resulting symptoms, both physiologically and psychologically

12 What you guys can do… O Design a leaflet that describes in a informative manner the following points: · Damaged tissue- primary response (inflammation) · The Clotting Mechanism · Scar Tissue/ Re-modeling process Signs and Symptoms a coach should look out for to identify; o A sprain o A strain o Grading system (1 st / 2 nd Haematoma (Including severity and types of haematoma

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14 In February, 2010, during an Arsenal v Stoke match Aaron Ramsey fractured both his right tibia and fibula which required surgery. He experienced one of the worst possible injuries and faced months of gruelling physio and rehab. Put yourself in his shoes….Put yourself in his shoes…. How do you think he felt?....How do you think he felt?.... A ARON R AMSEY

15 P SYCHOLOGICAL R ESPONSES TO I NJURY : A NGER, A NXIETY, D EPRESSION & F RUSTRATION Anger – Aaron would have been very angry, maybe asking “Why me?” Anxiety – Feelings of anxiety would be present with Aaron asking himself questions such as “Will I recover from this?” “Do I need surgery?” “Will I ever get back to full fitness & play at the same level?” Depression – Aaron will no longer be experiencing the adrenalin rush and the feel good hormones of when playing football. This may cause feelings of depression. Frustration – Aaron may feel this out of boredom of rehab & being restricted to a timescales e.g. wanting to progress to running but his Physio/Surgeon not letting him until 3 months post injury shockdenial After the initial shock and denial of receiving the injury, Aaron would experience emotions of; How would you as the Physio combat these negative emotions? These emotions will vary depending on the individuals personality, playing status & degree of injury

16 Isolation from team mates… P SYCHOLOGICAL R ESPONSES TO I NJURY : Whilst completing physio sessions and rehab you are removed from the normal training group. This can result in you feeling isolated from the group. Having social interaction with team mates and a support network from within the club can help reduce the stress of an injury and maintain group cohesion.

17 P SYCHOLOGICAL R ESPONSES TO T REATMENT & R EHAB : Anxiety Anxiety – fear of re-injury, fear of future prognosis e.g. arthritis in the future in he continue to play. Feelings of anxiety will be heightened if he has Trait Anxiety is a Type A personality Frustration Frustration – uncertainty of the timescale of return e.g. if his return to training date keeps getting put back, watching his team mates play in important games your missing out on Drop in Motivation Drop in Motivation – this may be caused by the return date to training seems so far away, he can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It would be the responsibility of the Physio and back room staff to raise his moral levels and keep him motivated. This could be helped by goal setting. Once the initial recovery from surgery was over Aaron faced the gruelling task of physio. He had the prospect of long days, weeks and months in rehab. He would have experienced emotions such as…

18 The Use of Goal Setting P SYCHOLOGICAL R ESPONSES TO T REATMENT & R EHAB : A way to improve motivation and enthusiasm would be to set Aaron goals & SMART targets. For example, rather than being told; “lets work towards getting match fit in 8 months” He may have been told; “lets work towards weight bearing in 6 weeks” Then, following that; “lets work towards running in 3 months” Being told on day 1 that he wouldn’t play a competitive game for 8 months, would have been devastating for Aaron. His motivation for Physio and regaining his strength would have started high but would more than likely have dropped after the initial phase of physio. Having smaller, realistic and achievable goals would help boost motivation. Achieving a goal every few weeks would give Aaron a sense of accomplishment and boost his self confidence, giving him more motivation to work hard in the next phase of rehab.

19 If the explanation is sufficient enough and related to the concept of sports injury, then it is possible that grading criterion M2 and D1 (analysis) may also be achieved. To push for the Distinction go into further detail and analyse what might happen if a player ignored the physiological and psychological signs and symptoms of injury. Use examples of professional athletes, with news reports or newspaper articles if possible. Damaged tissue: -Primary damage response, healing response, the clotting mechanism Scar tissue: -The importance of scar tissue control in the re- modelling process Specific to injury: -Sprain/strain (signs and symptoms of first, second and third degree), haematomas (inter/intra) Response to injury Anger, anxiety, depression, frustration, isolated from team mates Response to treatment and rehabilitation Anxiety, frustration, need for motivation, use of goal setting Criteria P3 and P4 aim to address the issue of occurrence of sports injuries and the resulting symptoms, both physiologically and psychologically

20 What you guys can do… O Think back to your last serious injury, if you have had one. If not, try to imagine a career threatening injury; think about all the emotions you would experience. O Write a diary for an injured player identifying all the psychological responses that may occur. You could write multiple daily entries or create one weekly entry. To make sure you cover the grading criteria, ensure you include the following points: Emotions experienced o Anger o Anxiety o Depression o Frustration o Isolation from team mates o Response to treatment: - Drop in motivation - Frustration - Goal setting


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