The role of pre-participation screening in preventing injuries to participants and athletes.
Changes in equipment and techniques to cater for a range of sub-population groups, such as children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Rehabilitation techniques used in recovery from injury and injury management techniques used to expedite return to play.
Nutritional strategies used to enhance performance and improve recovery, including carbohydrate loading, application of the glycemic index, carbohydrate gels, protein supplementation and caffeine supplementation.
Hydration techniques to enhance performance and recovery, including water, hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic drinks and the use of intravenous drips in rehydration.
Psychological strategies used to enhance performance and aid recovery, including sleep, meditation, motivational techniques, optimal arousal, mental imagery and concentration.
This footage provides a general overview of the various test completed at the Combine, what they test for and how they link to AFL player performance.