Injuries in Football – Catastrophic Injuries


Course Description

Football is associated with the greatest number of direct catastrophic injuries for all major team sports in the United States. Catastrophic injuries can strike down any level of football player, from high school to professional, however the incidence of catastrophic injury is four times higher in college than in high school in the United States. Cardiovascular conditions, heat illness, and dehydration can cause indirect catastrophic injury just as surely as concussions and cervical spine injuries cause direct injuries. Thoroughly understanding the common mechanisms of injury and prevention strategies for direct and indirect catastrophic injuries is critical in properly caring for athletes at every level.

Originally presented as a live event at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, “Injuries in Football: Catastrophic Injuries” presents up to date information, resources and techniques for proper strength and conditioning to reduce sports injuries and accelerate rehabilitation. This guide combines the professional Dr. Julian Bailes MD,  Mike Kordecki, DPT, ATC, SCS and Mark Gionanini, MD.

The course begins with relevant updates to concussions as the growing topic is consistently researched. Athletic trainers and team physician roles are covered as well as the importance of their relationship’s goal in achieving the physical and psychosocial welfare of the athletes. Brachial plexus injuries are confronted due to the constant involvement in football. Emergency action plans and acute management of cervical spinal care are stressed throughout the course as the focus upon catastrophic injuries is not a matter of “if,” but “when” they will happen. Case studies are interwoven through the different topics as they place real events with real people for the purpose of learning outcomes.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 hours 50 minutes in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced