Dealing With and Preventing Injuries

Women in Football: Are Female Footballers More Susceptible To Injury?

Football as a sport for women is continuing to gain momentum and becoming an ever-increasing first choice of sport for young girls. In fact, FIFA reports that 12% of the footballing population is female, which equates to approximately 30 million players. Numbers grew by 50% between 2000 and 2006 alone. The first women’s World Cup […]

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Stand Up For Fitness ~ Is Paddle Boarding A Good Workout?

Stand-up paddle boarding is considered the fastest growing water sport in the world. And for good reason; it’s a great workout, relaxing and fun. Stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding is becoming more popular each year. Hawaiians have been using it for years as a means to keep fit when the waves are not adequate for surfing. […]

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Dry Needling: A Finer Point To Pain Management

Dry needling is an effective technique for the treatment of muscular pain by relaxing overactive muscles. What is Dry Needling? The practice of ‘dry needling’ involves inserting an acupuncture needle into a trigger point and is typically used to treat the pain associated with injuries or muscular pain. A trigger point is a tender spot […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Knee Pain

Does being overweight effect my knee pain? Studies have shown that being a few kilograms overweight can put you at significantly more risk of developing knee pain. The second most important thing behind losing weight is strengthening the muscles around the knee.  The stronger the muscles are around the knee the more efficient distribution of […]

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What Is A Biomechnical Injury?

At Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy, we see a lot of injuries caused by biomechanical errors and imbalances in the body. A biomechanical injury is caused by the overuse or incorrect use of a joint or muscle. This type of injury generally occurs when the joint or muscle has been overstressed in the wrong way repetitively over […]

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Common Football Injuries

Having more knowledge of common football injuries is an important first step in preventing them. Football is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide, some 18,000 in our local association alone, and many more recreational football players. In a sport that can be contested so vigorously inherent risk of […]

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Summer Exercise: Dealing With Heat Associated Illness

Whether you play any sports or just enjoy regular exercise outdoors there is a risk of sustaining a heat associated illness when temperature and humidity are high. As we head into the warmer months of the year, we felt it worth reviewing the different types, symptoms and management of heat associated illness. Heat illness covers […]

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Understanding Neck Related Or Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches are a common and everyday complaint that people of all age groups suffer from with an estimated 50% of the world’s entire population having experienced some form of headache within the last year. There are many forms of headache, including neck related headache. We discuss the cause, symptoms and management of cervicogenic headache. Understanding […]

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Dealing With A Meniscal Injury Of The Knee

A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that can prevent normal knee function. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee and keeps your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee. Tears can lead to pain and/or swelling of the knee joint. Especially acute injuries (typically in younger, more […]

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Dealing With Footballers’ Ankle

What is Footballers’ Ankle? Footballers’ ankle (anterior ankle impingement syndrome) is a condition characterised by pain on the anterior or front part of the ankle. It is believed to be due to the constant trauma to the connective tissue on the front of the ankle joint mainly caused by kicking, and more specifically because of […]

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