By improving the way we record and report sporting injuries, we can improve our understanding of the factors contributing to sporting injuries. With this information, we can begin to influence how we respond to, treat and ultimately prevent sporting injuries.
Vision: the future of sports injury reporting
Our vision is to see electronic sports injury reporting established as a fundamental component of sports injury management, from the time of injury right through to its resolution and return to sport.
The idea for an electronic sports injury management system was first conceived back in 2011. At this time, sports injuries were largely documented using spreadsheets, if at all. It was a time consuming process to enter this data, but an even bigger task to collate and analyse, not to mention being highly prone to human error. Report Injury was originally created in an attempt to reduce the data-entry burnout of Sports Trainers and Physiotherapists working within the school sports system, and to vastly improve the end-of-season compilation and generation of reports.
Report Injury was created out of a need for a better way of doing things.
It has been designed by Health Professionals for Health Professionals. However, its value is not restricted only to health professionals. Anyone involved in the management of injured athletes can benefit from such a system, from club managers, to coaches, teachers and even athletes themselves. The system has been designed to be simple and intuitive, so that all stake-holders can easily use it without any formal training required.
The Founder: Dr Jordan Young
Dr Jordan Young, primarily a Health Professional, began his career as a Physiotherapist, graduating from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 2008. Soon after he took a position coordinating a research project known as the Queensland Bone Dysplasia Registry, which collected medical information about rare genetic disorders collectively known as skeletal dysplasias. It was during this time that he learned the value a good medical database had to offer. However, also apparent was the disconnect between the IT professionals building the software, and the health professionals who used it.
During this time he also worked for an adolescent sports physiotherapy practice, Twelve9teen Sports Physiotherapy. After several years of compiling sports injury statistics the hard way for Twelve9teen, he learnt to write computer code in order to create the original proof-of-concept for what is now Report Injury. If learning to code from scratch wasn't hard enough, all of this was achieved whilst studying medicine. In 2013, he graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, and accepted a posting working as a Doctor at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in 2014.
He is currently completing a fellowship in General Practice.
Commitment: to improvement
We are committed to constantly improving the features Report Injury has to offer. Feedback from users is crucial in this pursuit. As such, if you have a feature you'd like to see added or improved, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORT INJURY PTY LTD
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