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CPTN Certified Personal Trainer

Musculoskeletal Injuries

This topic area will focus on the assessment, prevention and treatment of various sports injuries.

Areas to be covered:

  • Injury prevention
  • Signs and symptoms of injuries
  • Biochemistry of injury
  • Injury identification
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment

Key Concepts:

  • To understand the factors and mechanisms which contribute to musculoskeletal injuries
  • To understand the role of rest, ice, compression and elevation
  • To understand terms including delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), inflammation, tendonitis, bursitis, sprain and strain


  • Roy, S. & Irvin, R. (1998). Sports Medicine Prevention, Evaluation, Management, and Rehabilitation. Prentice Hall Inc.
  • Levy, A. & Fuerst, M. (1993). Sports Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes. John Wiley & Sons Inc.