Objectives: At the completion of this lesson the student will be able to explain and understand the concepts of the “funnel theory” of Sports Medicine. They will also understand the theory of the “Spider” in relationship to a Sports Medicine Team. The student will understand the 4 Tier Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Program. The student will understand the rolls of the head trainer, associate trainers, Team Orthopedist, Team Physician, Team Chiropractor, Team Dentist and Team Physical Therapist.
The Funnel Theory of Sports Medicine
Your Stratification into the Funnel
Your participation on the Sports Medicine Team depends upon
Assist in Functional restoration following surgical intervention
Measures return to play function capacity
Athletic Injuries Lesson 2: Legal Aspects of Sports Medicine Objectives: At the conclusion of this lesson the student will understand the concepts of torts, implied consent, informed consent, product liability, surface (event) liability, personal liability, shared liability and negligent assignment.
1. Understanding Tort Law:
Nonfeasance (act of omission) you did not do something
Malfeasance (act of commission) you did something
Misfeasance: (improper treatment your trained to do)
2. Negligence 2 types:
a. Do something a reasonable prudent person would not do
Would you adjust on the sidelines?
Gynecologist on the field of a football game?
EMT pushing a claustrophobic Rodeo athlete down on the gurney
b. Fails to do something that a reasonable prudent person would do under
circumstances similar to those shown by the evidence.
Fail to administer CPR to a unconscious non breathing athlete
Could you not perform a manipulation and as a result increase
the probability of further injury?
c. Standard of care
d. Cannot have athlete "sign away your negligence"
i. Case of Chiropractor who does not treat disease.
3. Negligent assignment
Back pain with return to lifting and strength coach