Coach Tim's Football Site: Sportsmedicine

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Sportsmedicine Advice
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This is the best advice on the web to help prevent and treat injuries Click any of the headings below to go straight to these sites.   Click your "back" button on your browser to return to this page.

INTRO TO BASIC CARE

ACC SportSmart
Easy to read introduction to preventing and treating basic sports injuries. A great starting point for coaches. Highly weighted towards preventing injury, it has an excellent section on basic injury treatment (RICE). Superbly presented and easy to follow.

SmartPlay
The site of Sports Medicine Australia with lots of easy to understand info on injury prevention and treatment. Jam-packed with good info for the everyday coach or athlete. Check out the "FAQ's" or the "FACT SHEETS" sections for loads of information. It's good; it's non-technical; it's easy to read; it's Australian.

PREVENTION / WARMUP / FITNESS

Basic Stretches
Great set of 26 basic stretches - with clear diagrams - from the people at Sports Medicine Australia.

Sports Coach
A comprehensive webite with loads of information on fitness, endurance, testing and strengthening. Well worth a look for the coach who is serious about building his squad's fitness, endurance, stamina and speed.


SPECIFIC INJURY TREATMENT

MD Advice - the A-Z of Sports Injuries
Probably the best place for the average coach to deal with specific injuries. Contains an extensive list of common sporting injuries - as an A-Z list. It explains the injuries in non-technical terms, and has easy-to-understand ideas on prevention, treatment and management. Usually my first port of call to help one of my players who is injured.