Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention

Physical literacy is important for reducing the risk of injury in physical activity and sport. By integrating physical literacy training and injury risk reduction strategies in school programs, educators can improve the resilience of student participants.

For example, children may learn to run by playing outside with their friends, but there is no guarantee that they will learn the proper movement pattern of running. They may run inefficiently, or in a manner that otherwise increases their risk for knee or ankle injury. The same could be said for many other fundamental movements such as jumping and throwing.

Formal education in physical literacy can help the development of correct movement skills and thereby reduce the risk of injury. For further information about physical literacy and reducing injury risk click here.