Dealing With and Preventing Injuries

Dealing With Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition resulting in symptoms of pain under the heel. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. The plantar fascia is a broad, thick band of tissue that runs from under the heel bone to the front of the foot. Plantar fasciitis […]

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School Bags: Keep Your Child’s Back Healthy

School bags can cause back pain and damage the spine in children. Reduce the risk by buying an appropriate size backpack and making sure the bag is not too heavy. As the spine is growing and developing it is vitally important to address spinal health issues for a number of reasons. Firstly, to prevent spinal […]

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Don’t Get Served: Preventing Tennis Injuries

Tennis is enjoyed by millions of competitive and recreational players around the world. And not unlike any other sport injuries can and do occur. The demands on a competitive tennis player from a high number of tournaments may lead to overuse injuries, such as “tennis elbow” or stress fractures. For non-competitive tennis players, improper or […]

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Maximise The Results From Your Exercising

Regular exercise is a great way to stay fit and healthy and is important if you want to lose weight. But what should be included in a successful exercise program? The physical and mental benefits of regular exercise have been well documented: Improved heart and lung function Increased muscular strength and endurance Increased aerobic enduranceImproved […]

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Preventing Swimming Injuries

Although swimming has the reputation of being a low-impact exercise, swimming injuries can nevertheless occur. Swimming is one of the most popular sports in Australia. Our nation is surrounded by water and swimming is one of our great passions, both recreationally and competitively. As well as being fun, swimming has many physical and mental health […]

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Avoid A Wipeout: Tips To Preventing Surfing Injuries

Although serious injuries are somewhat less common in the sport of surfing when compared to contact sports, there is no shortage of risk when it comes to riding waves. This post will discuss tips to prevent surfing injuries and keep you in the water: Warm-up We all know warming up helps prepare the body for […]

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Preventing Dance Injuries

Dance is becoming more popular especially with the advent of numerous dancing reality shows, not to mention popular dance based workouts such as Zumba. As a result, we are seeing an increasing number of dance related injuries. This post will discuss tips to prevent dance related injuries: What are some of the most common dance […]

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Flipping, Flying, Twisting, and Turning: Reducing Injuries in Gymnastics

Gymnastics is tough. We’re not talking about dealing with the competition or coaches or mental blocks. We’re talking about the injuries that can result from constantly contorting your body. Our favorite gymnasts seem to make all of the flipping, flying, twisting, and turning they do look so easy. But from their ankles to their shoulders […]

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Dealing with Tennis Elbow: An Injury Not Limited to Tennis Players

Tennis elbow, more formally known as lateral epicondylitis,  is a condition in which pain is felt on the outside of the elbow. It is an injury that is most certainly not limited to tennis players. Pain symptoms are commonly a result of overuse or repetitive strain caused by repeated extension (bending back) of the wrist […]

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Guide to Warming Up for Sport

Guide to Warming Up for Sport Warming up with a dynamic routine prepares the body mentally and physically. A warm-up will improve the effectiveness of training, improve athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. Why warm-up? The two key warm-up goals are to: Prepare the athletes specifically for the training/competition to follow, both mentally […]

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