EquipmentFitting.txt

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  1. Protective Equipment Regulations
    • Adequate and Safe for Sport
    • Fits Properly
    • Worn correctly/worn at all
    • In good condition-replace when defective
    • Never compromise athletes' health for money
    • Do NOT try and modify protective equipment
  2. Legal Concerns in Using Protective Equipment
    If an athlete injured while wearing protective equipment the manufacture of that equipment is legally liable: unless the equipment is modified in any way!! This nullifies the manufacturers liablity!
  3. Helmets must function to:
    • Spread the impact over a large surface area
    • Decelerate forces that act on the head through an energy absorbing liner
    • New hockey helmets are being designed to protect the head against excessive rotational acceleration.
  4. Helmets Label certifications:
    • Football Helmets must have a NOCSAE certification
    • Hockey helmets must have a CSA and HECC label
    • All helmets must have a visible warning label that must be read by the individual wearing the helmet
  5. Fitting Helmets
    • Always fit a helmet with the hair damp to mimic sweating
    • Measure the noggin
    • Check 2 fingers above brow, and 3 between nose and cage
    • All chin straps should be fitted properly and properly secured in place
    • Be sure the back or occipital lock on the helmet is situated correctly
    • The helmet should not move or wiggle when pressure or force is applied
    • Face guards on the helmets should be flush to the helmet and the opening should be small enough so that projectiles cannot fit through the space
  6. Mouth guards
    • Two common types of mouth guards available:
    • Boil and Bite
    • Made by placing the mouth guard in hot water and then biting down to mold it to the teeth
    • Easiest and cheapest to make
    • Tend to fall out and make talking difficult
    • Custom fitted
    • Made by having a mold of the teeth created and then vacuum fitted over the mold
    • Stays in place better and allows for more adequate communication
  7. Why are mouth guards necessary?
    • Mouth guards act to prevent concussion via upward blow to the jaw
    • Protect teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw
    • Mouth guards should sit on the last molar and should not be cut down.
  8. Other types of padding and protective equipment
    • Throat protection
    • Ear guards
    • Eye protection
    • Shoulder pads
    • Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Shin/knee pads
    • Groin protection
    • Braces and supports

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