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

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

Leg Injury, Ankle & Foot 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

Leg Injury, Ankle & Foot 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

Leg Injury, Ankle & Foot 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?

Injury Management, General Injury
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

Leg Injury, Ankle & Foot 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

Injury Management, General Injury
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

Injury Management, General Injury
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.
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