For this discussion please describe a lower body (appendicular skeleton) injury in a sport of your choosing. The lower body segment of the appendicular skeleton includes from the toes to the sacroiliac joint, the joints between those segments, and the muscles that control those segments. There are examples of lower body injuries in Chapter 13 of your textbook, but you are not limited to those–be creative and use an outside resource (note: there are other types of injuries in that chapter–make sure you choose one that is part of the lower body appendicular skeleton!). Do NOT choose in injury that someone else has already chosen. You must write your post on a unique injury. Put the name of the injury in your post title. You must use an outside resource as support for your post; this can be a journal article, website, or other public video.
- Step 1: Please create a new message in which you can post your initial thread. Put the sport and type of injury as the “title” at the top (for example, “basketball knee ACL sprain” as the thread topic and title). Use the library database or internet to find information about its MOI, underlying anatomy and resulting damage, signs/symptoms, first aid measures, playing status or return to play expectations, and prevention measures. Share this information with your classmates in an initial post of at least 250 words. Please also include citations within the post body and a reference list at the end.
- Step 2: Read your classmates’ posts and reply to at least two of them on their initial post threads. Your replies should be substantive and “improve” conversation. These two peer replies must each be at least 100 words long.
- Step 3: If the instructor asks you a question in your initial post thread, a thoughtful reply is expected (and part of your forum grade). There is no word count expectation for these replies; the goal is to show reflection and application of the concepts being learned.
Instruction Summary: Each student must submit an initial post which is at least 250 words in length and includes at least one scholarly reference. Some instructors may require students to submit their initial forum posts to Turnitin in through the “Assignments” tab in the Sakai classroom–please check your syllabus to determine if this step is required for this course. Students are evaluated on the ability to validate, support, and provide evidence for their responses. Each student must also submit at least two classmate postings which are at least 100 words in length. The goal of classmate postings is to provide a professional, scholarly, and honest evaluation of your classmate’s content. Students are encouraged to engage in dialogue by asking pertinent questions and stating why or why not they agree with their classmates post. Initial posts are due on Wednesday by 11:55pm ET and at least two peer replies are due by Sunday at 11:55pm ET