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  • Created on: 09-06-20 19:52


What is epidiology 

Branch of medicine dealing with;

  • Number of new cases of a disease
  • distribution
  • Possible control of diseases 
  • Factors relating to health 

The study of how often diseases often occur in different groups of people and why. 

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What is Aetiology


The cause/ set of causes of a disease or condition 

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What is pathology


The study of causes and effects of a condition 

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What is a symptom


What the athlete feels;

  • Pain 
  • Pins and needles
  • Stiffness 
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What is a sign

A sign 

Something you can see/ or the therapist can feel 

  • Redness 
  • Broken bone
  • Swelling
  • Loss of ROM 
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What is Pes cavus

Pes Cavus

(Cave of the foot)

High arch of the feet;

  • Secondary to muscle imbalance 
  • Longitudinal arch 
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Pes Planus

Pes Planus 


Flat feet 

  • Loss of longitudinal arch 
  • Pronation of forefoot 
  • Loss of medial arch 
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What is a Potts fracture

Fracture- discolation/displacement  of both or one of the malleoli.  

  • Landing from a jump

E.g. Volleyball/basketball 

  • Rolling on the ankle 

Stress placed on the tibia, fibia and ankle joint. 

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The physiological changes that occur as a condition develops.  

  • When tissues are injured - cellular changes.  
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Predisposing / risk factors - intrinsic and extrin


What makes you more likely to get an injury. 

  • Age 
  • Gender 
  • Training 
  • Musculoskeletal factors

INSTRINSIC - internal 

  • Skeletal structure 
  • Muscle imbalance 
  • Sex
  • Size
  • Body composition 

EXTRINSIC - External 

  • Training on surfaces
  • Equipment 
  • Shoes
  • Environmental changes 
  • Nutrition 
  • Pscyological factors 
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