There are mountains of research about what is the best way to manage injury but unfortunately this information isn’t always conveyed to the general public. So, if you are watching your child’s game and there is an incident, try to remember these basic principles. [Read more…]
Pre-season is one of those times of year that is neglected by a lot of athletes. Whether your sport is soccer, netball, oz tag or running; pre-season preparation will increase the chances of a happy and productive season. The alternative is to go in under-prepared and find yourself injured and unable to participate. A costly and disappointing experience.
The duration and intensity of pre-season depends on the sport and level of participation. Generally training begins a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks before the season. The focus during this time is on building functional strength and muscular endurance. As training progresses sport specific skills are introduced.
The dictionary definition of fracture is the breaking or cracking of an object.
It is a common misunderstanding that a fracture is less serious, or less painful than a broken bone. NOT true! They are one and the same. Instead, fractures are graded to classify the severity.