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ACL rupture – is surgery the answer?

Anyone involved with sport would have heard about the “dreaded ACL” injury (commonly referred to as a “torn ACL”, “ruptured ACL” or “ACL disruption”).  Jude, has done a great blog explaining exactly the ACL is.  You can read it here.   In my own practice, I have noticed that when people tear their ACL, there is…

Tom Hamilton Physiotherapist

Soccer – 4 most common injuries

We are a few weeks into soccer season and by now, you may be or know an injured player. What are the current stats on injuries during soccer? Soccer injuries occur at a rate of 20 injuries every 1000 hours of play, that’s almost 2 injuries per game!  We do suspect that the age of…

Steve Physio

Common Tendon Injuries in Runners

We have some very motivated trail runners in our team.  This photo is of Steve Cunningham, but Kristen Brace and Renee Coleman have also competed in UTA events and in Kristen’s case she has completed the Western States Marathon.  So, when the opportunity to chat to a group of motivated runners recently presented itself, we…

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Netball Wrap Up

After spending the season supporting Hawkesbury Netball Association, we thought we would share our wrap up of the season. It’s all about having a great time, so we hope that the season was enjoyable for all of the players and their supporters.  We also hope that you were lucky enough to make it through to…

Brother’s Physio Season Wrap Up

This year I had the pleasure of providing home game day coverage for Brother’s JRLFC teams. It was an exciting year for the club, this being the first year Brother’s have been included in such a high level competition (Ron Massey is the level below Intrust Super Premiership – the level below NRL). Although results…

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Dance Turnout Explained

Who has sat in front splits or “froggy” for hours on end, in the hope of increasing turnout range, only to find no difference except irritation in the front of your hips? You’re not alone! Increasing turnout range is one of the most challenging yet sought after aspects of technique for many dancers with most…

Adductor Groin Injury

Adductor Groin Injuries

Groin pain is a problem for athletes in several sports, affecting 10-18% of male soccer players per year. There are several disorders that could be contributing to this large percentage, with adductor muscle pain being a frequent cause of long standing groin pain. Muscular fatigue and overload are the likely culprits here, leading to impaired…