Dealing With and Preventing Injuries

Avoid Being Bowled Over: Prevention Of Five Common Cricket Injuries

Cricket is one of Australia’s most popular summer sports. Although strictly a non-contact sport, injuries in cricket can result in a number of ways. The best cricket injury research has come from Australia under the direction of Dr John Orchard. Cricket Injuries at elite level In Australia have been demonstrated to occur at a rate […]

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Keep Your Wheels Spinning: Tips For Avoiding Cycling Injuries

Pedalling is a low-impact activity that improves muscle tone without stressing your knee and ankle joints. Cycling is particularly good for cardiovascular fitness, which means reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Nevertheless, injuries can occur, both as a direct result of cycling and in accidents. Incorrect riding posture and demanding too much of your […]

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Choosing The Right Tennis Racquet

Whether you’re a social player or a more experienced player, the characteristics of your racquet may affect your performance and contribute to an increased risk of sustaining a tennis related injury. A considerable amount of force is generated when a tennis ball hits the racquet and exactly how much of that force is transmitted to […]

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How To Stop Runners’ Cramps

Suffering a cramp during or after running can be a painful experience. With the Sutherland2Surf just around the corner we felt it important to address the causes of muscle cramps, how to minimize cramps while running and to act quickly when they do strike. Why you get cramp & what causes it? The exact cause […]

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Understanding Arthritis: Keep On The Move

Arthritis is a very common condition in Australia affecting people of all ages and from all walks of life. Its symptoms often have a big impact on the daily lives of people, and although arthritis can be difficult to live with, there are many simple measures that can help anyone manage their symptoms. What is […]

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Skiing Injury Prevention: No Need To Break A Leg

A busy ski resort may see dozens of injuries on the slopes each day. As physiotherapists, we see many patients with ski-related injuries throughout the season. Although accidents do happen, most injuries are the result of poor conditioning or equipment failure. The most common injuries amongst skiers and snowboarders are knee sprains, shoulder injuries, head/face […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on the injured knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major stabilising ligaments of the knee. Its anatomical attachments allow it to resist anterior translation and internal rotation of the tibia (shin bone), in relation to the femur (thigh bone). […]

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Optimal Chair Setup: Prevent Spinal Injury

Correct seating posture is an essential ingredient to preventing spinal injury and fatigue. The basic features of a good chair are : Height adjustable Pelvic tilt on seat Lumbar support Consider the following for optimum chair setup : Adjust the height of your chair such that your knees are level or just below hip height […]

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Foam Roller: Roll Your Way To Better Health

  What is a Foam Roller? It is an effective and cheap way to release myofascial tightness, ideal for self massage and rehabilitation. It can help deactivate large trigger points in your back, glutes and legs. How do I use a Foam Roller? Use your body weight to apply pressure to the sore spots over […]

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Golf Stretches: Simple Stretches To Warm-up Before You Tee Off.

Lower your golf score, hit a more powerful shot and reduce the risk of injury with a simple warm-up. Here’s what a pro golfer does before he hits the course: Stretch, practice putting for 30 minutes, warm-up hitting for 35 minutes, then pitch, chip, and hit sand shots for 10 minutes, then putt again for […]

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