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Managing Sports Injuries in Primary Care course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
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This session discusses a selection of the sports injuries that commonly present to primary care practitioners.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in October 2021.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • describe common knee injuries (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)/collateral ligament and medial meniscal injuries) and their management
  • recognise a stress fracture, and explain how to investigate it
  • identify tibial periostitis (shin splints) and its management
  • identify a ruptured Achilles tendon and know how to manage it
  • explain how to diagnose a SLAP (superior labral anterior posterior) lesion, in at-risk athletes with shoulder pain, and be able to perform a test to help identify one

Modern society is witnesssing an epidemic in sedentary behaviour. Sports and exercise provide an opportunity for people to meet recommended activity levels, but this comes with a risk of injury.

Instructors / Speakers
Kay Brennan,
GP, London

Kay studied at The University of Leeds. After her first house jobs in Yorkshire she worked in Australia as a Resident Medical Officer in Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine for 12 months. She returned to Yorkshire and completed her Vocational Training in General Practice in 2007 and gained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2009.

She has always been passionate about sport and worked with a variety of different teams at local, national and international level. This includes supporting the Great Britain Diving team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009. Her current portfolio career includes working as a Sports and Exercise Medicine doctor for the Armed Forces, Chief Wellness Officer for a multi-national company, Medical Officer for British Swimming and a sessional GP in London.

Managing Sports Injuries in Primary Care course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Pain management, Sports medicine, Sports Injuries
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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