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…]
A sprain refers to an injured ligament. Ligaments are fibrous bands of tissue that connect your bones to each other. They provide a passive limit to the amount of movement between bones.
A strain refers to injury to a muscle or tendon. The tendons in your body are what attach your muscles to your bones.
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.
What is it? Where is it? What goes wrong?
Your shoulder joint is a relatively unstable joint. It is moved and stabilised by a group of muscles know as your rotator cuff. Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres Minor- mouthful much?!
Rotator cuff injuries are one the most common seen concerns in the clinic. They are caused in a variety of ways from acute accidents such as falls or knocks directly to the shoulder and also by insidious onset due to poor movement patterns or postures.