Paul is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Prior to this, Paul completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Western Sydney University. Paul’s passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy is fuelled by his athletic background of playing soccer, cricket, oztag and touch football. In addition to participating, Paul coaches at a representative level and has numerous coaching qualifications

Girls playing netball.

Netball Injury Prevention

In netball, players are required to perform a high level of movement competency and have the physical capabilities to cope with the repetitive movement patterns in a game. Its sudden, explosive and repetitive accelerations and decelerations, repetitive landings and changes in direction heightens the risk of an injury occurring. For example: 50% of netball players…

Soccer injuries – how to avoid them

You have read our article about common soccer injuries.  You also know that prevention is better than cure. How do we do prevention?  The literature currently suggests that injury prevention programs should include the following main elements: Plyometric exercises: Exercises that focus on using fast-twitch fibres by exerting maximum muscular force in short explosive movements.…

Soccer – 5 most common injuries

In football, players are required to perform sudden and repetitive accelerations and decelerations, rapid changes of direction, jumping and landing tasks and be involved in contact situations such as tackling. This heightens the chance and risk of an injury occurring.  What does the research say? Research has consistently shown that the most common soccer injuries…

Soccer players

Is your body ready for the football season?

Football season is heating up fast with local association teams training and preparing for their upcoming season whilst Football NSW youth and senior teams are already a few weeks into their season. I think I speak for most people that after the past year we are all very eager to return back to playing sport. …