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Golf – Injury Prevention
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Level of PreventionPotential Countermeasures
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Primary (pre-event)• General and specific conditioning and fitness programs
• Adequate warm-ups
• Equipment factors (e.g., clubs, shoes)
• Adherence to the rules regarding etiquette and safety
• Golf education programs regarding schedules of practice (particularly for seniors)
• Attention to swing mechanics and technique training for safe posture
• Adequate supervision of children
• Pre-participation screening
• Course maintenance
• Adoption of suitable measures against environmental factors (e.g, inclement weather, sun exposure, animals, insects, etc.)
• Use of safety equipment (e.g., plastic air-balls, protective swing cages)
• Adequate hydration and nutrition
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Secondary (event)• Swing mechanics
• Safety and courtesy codes
• Equipment factors (shoes, clubs, carts)
• Injury status (state of health)
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Tertiary (post-event)• Availability of first-aid equipment
• Prompt communication strategies to medical care (e.g., telephone facilities)
• Adequate golf specific rehabilitation services
• Screening
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Reference
Reprinted from: Preventing injuries to competitive and recreational adult golfers: What is the evidence? Vol. 3, Issue 1, Sherman CA, & Finch, CF (2000). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 65-78, Copyright 2018, with permission from Elsevier.
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Active & Safe - Version 1, June 2018
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