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…

Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

A rotator cuff tear is when the tendon that connects the muscles of the shoulder blade (scapula) to the arm bone (humerus) is partially or fully torn. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is composed of 4 different muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles all have individual actions to…

Physio and bad exercise

Are there any ‘bad’ exercises?

As a Physiotherapist with previous experience as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist, and regular gym goer, it is fair to say that there is great emphasis upon exercise within my treatments. All too frequently in clinic, I am either asked questions along the lines of: “Is shoulder pressing bad for your shoulders?” “Are squats…

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…

Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

A rotator cuff tear is when the tendon that connects the muscles of the shoulder blade (scapula) to the arm bone (humerus) is partially or fully torn. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is composed of 4 different muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles all have individual actions to…