Explore our knowledge archive of valuable injury advice and tips from leading health professionals.

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring Injuries

Leg Injury

The incidence of hamstring injuries has increased over the past seven AFL seasons.

Ankle Braces

Ankle Braces

Ankle & Foot Injury

Competitive sports such as basketball, football, netball and volleyball have high incidence of ankle injuries.

Weak Buttocks & Running Injuries

Weak buttocks & running injuries

General Injury

The buttock muscles should be considered in every running injury particularly the gluteus medius.

Barefoot Running

Barefoot running

Injury Management

Barefoot running is a recent trend within the running community that has gathered great interest for its many potential benefits.

Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction

Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction

Ankle & Foot Injury, Leg Injury

Tibialis 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 Pubis

Osteitis Pubis

Leg Injury

Osteitis 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 Screening

Football Injury Screening

General Injury

AFL football demands an equal balance of strength, stability, mobility, explosiveness and endurance.

The Real Core

The Real Core

Core Injury

Is the ability to do 300 sit-ups and minutes of plank holds equivalent to having good 'core strength'? Not necessarily.

Hand Injuries

Hand Injuries

Hand & Wrist

With 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 Finals

Preparing for Finals

Sports Psychology

Finals footy is played at 4-6% increased speed compared with regular season games. Other sports follow a similar pattern.

Mouthguards And Helmets

Mouthguards and Helmets

Head Injury

There 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 Impingement

Shoulder Impingement

Arm & Shoulder

The shoulder is a very complex joint and one that if injured can take months and months of long imperative rehabilitation.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

Ankle & Foot Injury

One of the most common injuries seen in footy and netball is the lateral ligament sprain of the ankle.

Groin Pain

Groin Pain

Leg Injury

Groin pain is the third most common cause of missed games in the AFL injury data survey over the last 10 years.

Preventing Running Injuries

Preventing Running Injuries

Ankle & Foot Injury, Leg Injury

The scourge of every serious and recreational runner is injury that prevents them from doing what they enjoy, which is running.

Concussion

Concussion

Head Injury

Concussion is a hot topic when talking about the management of injuries in sport.

Golf Injuries

Golf Injuries

General Injury

The 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.

Spondylolysis

Spondylolysis

Neck & Back Injury

Spondylolysis is a disorder of the spine, most commonly affecting the lower lumbar spine resulting in low back pain.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Injury Management

Sports 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 Injuries

Jaw Injuries

Head Injury

The 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 Fractures

Stress Fractures

Ankle & Foot Injury, Leg Injury

Have 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 Osteitis

The New Osteitis

Leg Injury

It 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 Sprains

Chronic Ankle Sprains

Ankle & Foot Injury

As physiotherapists, we frequently see athletes who have ongoing problems following ankle sprains, sometimes twelve months or more after the initial sprain.

Match Day Performance Goals

Match Day Performance Goals

Sports Psychology

Most people evaluate the success of a performance on whether the individual or team wins or loses.

Talk Yourself Into Performing Well

Talk Yourself into Performing Well

Sports Psychology

As human beings we talk to ourselves almost continually, with a kind of running commentary on our own life.

Quadriceps Strains

Quadriceps Strains

Leg Injury

Strains to the quadriceps muscle are relatively common in Australian Rules football.

Acute Injury Management

Acute Injury Management

General Injury

Well winter sport season is with us again and so too are the numerous sports strains and sprains that are a common occurrence.

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Arm & Shoulder

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint involving the arm and shoulder blade bone.

Post Game Recovery

Post Game Recovery

Injury Management

The 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 Trainers

Sports Trainers

Injury Management

Football clubs have become increasingly aware of the importance of good injury management both from a financial and an ethical perspective.

Warm Up Or Cooldown?

Warm up or cooldown?

General Injury, Injury Management

There should be no second thoughts on preparing before and after any sport or fitness training.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

General Injury

There are various methods of treating acute and chronic sporting injuries in physiotherapy.

Severs Disease

Severs Disease

Ankle & Foot Injury, Leg Injury

We 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 Syndrome

Ilotibial Band Syndrome

Leg Injury

Ilotibial 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 Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

Leg Injury

The Achilles tendon is a strong, fibrous band that allows a person to walk, run and jump.

Hydration For Endurance Sports

Hydration for Endurance Sports

Training

Many athletes, recreational and elite are aware of the need to properly hydrate to optimise…

Training Load And Injuries In Sport

Training Load and Injuries in Sport

General Injury, Injury Management

Training load is essential to athletic performance.

Alcohol And Sports Injuries

Alcohol and Sports Injuries

Injury Management

You 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 Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Injury

This common and very often painful condition of the foot is sometimes described as a heel spur.

My Neck’s Out

My Neck's Out

Neck & Back Injury

There are some common misconceptions surrounding the practice of neck manipulation, also known as adjustments, or cracking or cavitation.

Calf Strains

Calf Strains

Leg Injury

Calf pain can come from numerous sources, the most common being muscle strains or tears.

Core Stability

Core Stability

Core Injury

Playing football requires proficiency across a broad spectrum of dynamic movements specific to football.

DOMS Vs Injury

DOMS vs Injury

General Injury, Injury Management

As the new footy season approaches you are undoubtedly going to feel muscle soreness in the days following the first few matches.

PRO ICE

PRO ICE

General Injury

Pro 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.