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Blog 2017-09-07T03:44:53+00:00

Netball Injuries – What to expect this season

Understanding what injuries occur not only within your sport but also your position goes a long way in helping you prevent them. Netball is a popular team sport in Australia with females dominating participation. It involves rapid acceleration and deceleration, jumping, controlled landings and changes of direction (Massey, 2015). Lets take the time to examine what injuries occur, how to [...]

February 5th, 2017|Physiotherapy|

Brad Thorn: Injury Prevention Secrets

What a gym session tells us about a 22 year career Brad Thorn needs no introduction but in case you’re new to Earth I’ll give you a brief run down. Brad started his professional rugby career in 1994 playing Rugby League. He won 4 NRL premierships and was capped routinely for State and Country, winning Origin Series’ and World Cups along [...]

December 9th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Does a Scoliosis slow you down?

An abnormal curvature in your spine known as a scoliosis is often detected and diagnosed by Physiotherapists. Some are temporary, particularly when associated with acute back pain, and some are genetic from childhood or from degenerative changes that occurs with age.   Up to 25% of the population are known to have a scoliosis on X-ray and this group of [...]

December 9th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Understanding Muscle ‘Corks’

  Hockey ball Vs thigh If I say ‘Cork’ and you think ‘Wine!’, this article probably isn’t for you. For those that have sustained a ‘muscle cork’, you may well recall how painful and debilitating they can be. A ‘cork’ is simply a contusion (or bruise) sustained by a direct blunt trauma, often an opponents knee, shoulder or [...]

September 8th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

Sprain, Strain, What’s the difference? In simple terms, muscles strain and ligaments or tendons sprain. Both cause a physical disruption to that tissue and both are generally graded according to how much of that tissue has been affected. Grade 1: mild disruption <50% of fibres torn. Grade 2: moderate disruption >50% of fibres torn Grade 3: complete disruption   Why [...]

September 8th, 2015|Physiotherapy|