The FA Basic Treatment and Management of Injuries Course
The FA's Medical Division strongly recommend that every team should have a person in attendance on match days who has received training to at least 1st4sport/Football Association’s Basic Course Level.
The 1st4Sport/Football Association’s Basic Course in the Treatment and Management of Injury is a foundation course, aimed at personnel acting as ‘Manager’, ‘ Coach’, ‘Trainer’ or ‘Therapist’ for Amateur and Youth Clubs and for Teachers responsibility for school teams.
To train a person in the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury and the ability to offer basic treatment and injury management advice to a player who has sustained a major injury when playing football.
- Use basic anatomical terminology.
- Outline the general structure and function of the relevant body tissues.
- Identify surface anatomy points on the lower limb.
- Outline the general anatomy of the knee and ankle joints.
- Outline the effects, reaction and repair of injury following acute injury.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of common injuries and methods used in the testing and recognition/differentiation of injuries.
- Describe the classification, types and level of injuries.
- Outline the causes, mechanics and signs and symptoms of common injuries to the groin, knee and ankle regions.
- Explain the importance of advice and actions to prevent or reduce injury.
- Demonstrate practical techniques to prepare player for play and prevent injuries.
- Describe basic injury management advice that could be offered to injured players.
- Demonstrate basic treatment skills to include the application of compression and support bandages.
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Injury – Effects, Degrees, Recognition
- Common Football Injuries to Groin / Knee / Ankle
- Prevention of Injury
- Introduction to Basic Treatment and Management of Common Injuries
- Compression and Supporting Bandages