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Display AllInjury ManagementLeg InjuryFoot InjuryArm & ShoulderAnkle & Foot InjuryHand & WristNeck & Back InjuryCore InjuryHead InjuryGeneral InjurySports PsychologyTrainingHamstring InjuriesLeg InjuryThe incidence of hamstring injuries has increased over the past seven AFL seasons.Ankle BracesAnkle & Foot InjuryCompetitive sports such as basketball, football, netball and volleyball have high incidence of ankle injuries.Weak buttocks & running injuriesGeneral InjuryThe buttock muscles should be considered in every running injury particularly the gluteus medius.Barefoot runningInjury ManagementBarefoot running is a recent trend within the running community that has gathered great interest for its many potential benefits.Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunctionLeg Injury, Ankle & Foot InjuryTibialis posterior tendon dysfunction is a soft tissue injury that is not widely known within the general community. The dysfunction can result in foot pain, swelling and flat feet.Osteitis PubisLeg InjuryOsteitis Pubis was a common diagnosis during the early 2000’s within the AFL injury lists and the trend was certainly reflected in local level football.Football Injury ScreeningGeneral InjuryAFL football demands an equal balance of strength, stability, mobility, explosiveness and endurance.The Real CoreCore InjuryIs the ability to do 300 sit-ups and minutes of plank holds equivalent to having good 'core strength'? Not necessarily.Hand InjuriesHand & WristWith the crisp, frosty mornings and the cold, wet evenings well and truly upon us, I thought it would be timely to discuss some of the more common hand injuries.Preparing for FinalsSports PsychologyFinals footy is played at 4-6% increased speed compared with regular season games. Other sports follow a similar pattern.Mouthguards and HelmetsHead InjuryThere has always been a lot of discussion in sports medicine circles about ways of reducing concussion and/or the severity of the effects of concussion.Shoulder ImpingementArm & ShoulderThe shoulder is a very complex joint and one that if injured can take months and months of long imperative rehabilitation.Ankle SprainsAnkle & Foot InjuryOne of the most common injuries seen in footy and netball is the lateral ligament sprain of the ankle.Groin PainLeg InjuryGroin pain is the third most common cause of missed games in the AFL injury data survey over the last 10 years.Preventing Running InjuriesLeg Injury, Ankle & Foot InjuryThe scourge of every serious and recreational runner is injury that prevents them from doing what they enjoy, which is running.ConcussionHead InjuryConcussion is a hot topic when talking about the management of injuries in sport.Golf InjuriesGeneral InjuryThe golf swing consists of a series of complex movements that are put together to enable us to hit the ball where we want it to go.SpondylolysisNeck & Back InjurySpondylolysis is a disorder of the spine, most commonly affecting the lower lumbar spine resulting in low back pain.Sports MassageInjury ManagementSports massage is a type of massage technique that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and specific injuries that are associated with recreational activities.Jaw InjuriesHead InjuryThe jaw, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a modified hinge joint sitting just in front of the ear. The right and left joint pivot and glide together to open the jaw for talking and eating.Stress FracturesLeg Injury, Ankle & Foot InjuryHave you ever felt a nagging pain that just won’t go away? While resting it's no problem, but the moment you run, or play your chosen sport, it returns.The New OsteitisLeg InjuryIt was only four years ago seemingly every decent player at both elite and local level was suffering from some degree of the dreaded Osteitis Pubis.Chronic Ankle SprainsAnkle & Foot InjuryAs physiotherapists, we frequently see athletes who have ongoing problems following ankle sprains, sometimes twelve months or more after the initial sprain.Match Day Performance GoalsSports PsychologyMost people evaluate the success of a performance on whether the individual or team wins or loses.Talk Yourself into Performing WellSports PsychologyAs human beings we talk to ourselves almost continually, with a kind of running commentary on our own life. Quadriceps StrainsLeg InjuryStrains to the quadriceps muscle are relatively common in Australian Rules football.Acute Injury ManagementGeneral InjuryWell winter sport season is with us again and so too are the numerous sports strains and sprains that are a common occurrence.Shoulder InjuriesArm & ShoulderThe shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint involving the arm and shoulder blade bone.Post Game RecoveryInjury ManagementThe 48-72 hours following a match are as important to a player’s performance at the next match as the training on a Tuesday or Thursday night.Sports TrainersInjury ManagementFootball clubs have become increasingly aware of the importance of good injury management both from a financial and an ethical perspective.Warm up or cooldown?Injury Management, General InjuryThere should be no second thoughts on preparing before and after any sport or fitness training. Dry NeedlingGeneral InjuryThere are various methods of treating acute and chronic sporting injuries in physiotherapy.Severs DiseaseLeg Injury, Ankle & Foot InjuryWe are now well into the football season and we forget that junior players are at as much risk of injury as the senior players.Ilotibial Band SyndromeLeg InjuryIlotibial Band Syndrome, commonly referred to as ITBS is a common injury to the thigh, generally associated with running, cycling, and other repetitive exercises/sports.Achilles TendinopathyLeg InjuryThe Achilles tendon is a strong, fibrous band that allows a person to walk, run and jump.Hydration for Endurance SportsTrainingMany athletes, recreational and elite are aware of the need to properly hydrate to optimise…Training Load and Injuries in SportInjury Management, General InjuryTraining load is essential to athletic performance.Alcohol and Sports InjuriesInjury ManagementYou have come off injured during the game with a sprain or strain, there is some swelling and the body part is feeling very sore.Plantar FasciitisFoot InjuryThis common and very often painful condition of the foot is sometimes described as a heel spur.My Neck’s OutNeck & Back InjuryThere are some common misconceptions surrounding the practice of neck manipulation, also known as adjustments, or cracking or cavitation.Calf StrainsLeg InjuryCalf pain can come from numerous sources, the most common being muscle strains or tears.Core StabilityCore InjuryPlaying football requires proficiency across a broad spectrum of dynamic movements specific to football.DOMS vs InjuryInjury Management, General InjuryAs the new footy season approaches you are undoubtedly going to feel muscle soreness in the days following the first few matches.PRO ICEGeneral InjuryPro Ice is the latest treatment tool based around the principal of compressing and cooling an acute injury such as a sprain, strain, bruise or post operative area.