Marathon Series with Tom Hamilton – Managing Illness

If you’re training for a marathon, it can be frustrating to have to take time off due to sickness. However, it’s important to prioritize your health and allow your body time to recover before returning to your training routine. Engaging in intense physical activity such as running while sick can make symptoms worse and potentially…

Cricket and Physio

Backyard Cricket: Common Injuries (with tongue firmly in cheek)

As the temperature rises and we approach summer, it’s time to get ready for Australia’s favourite summer past time. Backyard Cricket!  Backyard Cricket makes an appearance at every summer BBQ and it’s wise to be up to date on the latest literature in dealing with backyard cricket injuries. Common injuries to avoid when playing backyard…

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…

Netball Injuries

6 Most Common Netball Injuries

Netball continues to be one of Australia’s most popular team sports, with people of all ages and skill levels participating. As netball involves repeated fast stop-start movements, jumping and landing, throwing and catching, and quick direction changes, injuries of the foot, knee, shoulder and finger are very common. Injuries frequently occur from awkward landings, falling/slipping…