Explore our knowledge archive of valuable injury advice and tips from leading health professionals. Display All Ankle & Foot Injury Arm & Shoulder Core Injury Foot Injury General Injury Hand & Wrist Head Injury Injury Management Leg Injury Neck & Back Injury Sports Psychology Training Hamstring Injuries Leg Injury The incidence of hamstring injuries has increased over the past seven AFL seasons. Ankle Braces Ankle & Foot Injury Competitive sports such as basketball, football, netball and volleyball have high incidence of ankle injuries. Weak buttocks & running injuries General Injury The buttock muscles should be considered in every running injury particularly the gluteus medius. 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 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 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 General Injury AFL football demands an equal balance of strength, stability, mobility, explosiveness and endurance. 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 & 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 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 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 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 & Foot Injury One of the most common injuries seen in footy and netball is the lateral ligament sprain of the ankle. 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 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 Head Injury Concussion is a hot topic when talking about the management of injuries in sport. 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 Neck & Back Injury Spondylolysis is a disorder of the spine, most commonly affecting the lower lumbar spine resulting in low back pain. 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 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 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 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 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 Sports Psychology Most people evaluate the success of a performance on whether the individual or team wins or loses. 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 Leg Injury Strains to the quadriceps muscle are relatively common in Australian Rules football. 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 Arm & Shoulder The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint involving the arm and shoulder blade bone. 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 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? General Injury, Injury Management There should be no second thoughts on preparing before and after any sport or fitness training. Dry Needling General Injury There are various methods of treating acute and chronic sporting injuries in physiotherapy. 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 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 Leg Injury The Achilles tendon is a strong, fibrous band that allows a person to walk, run and jump. 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 General Injury, Injury Management Training load is essential to athletic performance. 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 Foot Injury This common and very often painful condition of the foot is sometimes described as a heel spur. 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 Leg Injury Calf pain can come from numerous sources, the most common being muscle strains or tears. Core Stability Core Injury Playing football requires proficiency across a broad spectrum of dynamic movements specific to football. 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 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.