presented by Danny Smith
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC
Danny D. Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis with a BS Degree in Physical Therapy in 1972. He completed his Master’s Degree at East Tennessee State University in 1979 and his Doctor of Health Sciences at the University of St. Augustine in 1999, making him one of the…Read full bio
1. The Purpose of Protective Equipment
This chapter explores the historical development of different types of protective equipment. Danny Smith also covers the legal risks of protective equipment modification, including the concept of duty, what may occur when a breach of duty occurs, and questions of causation and damage.
2. Equipment Standards and Fitting
Danny Smith describes the NOCSAE standards for the helmet and how these standards were developed. He further discusses the result of the increasing interest in safety standards. Finally, this chapter covers multiple types of protective padding including air management pads, gel pads, felt pads, orthoplast, and casting material.
3. Proper Fit
In this chapter, Danny Smith explains how to properly fit many different types of protective equipment though both lecture and live demonstration. This chapter covers proper fit of football, baseball, and hockey helmets, as well as face and eye protection and neck and ear protection.
4. Other Forms of Protective Equipment
In addition to helmets and protective padding, various other types of protective equipment can be used with athletes. This chapter covers other forms of protective equipment, including demonstrations of the sawa brace, rib protectors, protective pads, arm and leg braces, and chest and shoulder protection.
5. Protective Equipment Q&A
This course concludes with a question and answer session between Justin Smith and Danny Smith on their experiences with protective equipment.