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…

Netball Gear

Netball season is fast approaching and apart from a netball itself, the most essential equipment required to play is a good pair of shoes. Playing in the wrong or poorly fitted shoes may increase the risk of lower limb injuries. Three features come to mind with an appropriate shoe selection – comfort, performance and injury…

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. …

Pointe Assessment

The Importance of a Pre Pointe Assessment

Going en pointe is a very exciting time in a young dancer’s ballet career.  An important step to making sure you are ready is having a pre-pointe assessment.  Here are some frequently asked questions from both parents and dancers to help you prepare for your assessment! What is a pre-pointe assessment? A pre-pointe assessment is…