If you’ve watched much of the AFLW or Suncorp Super Netball recently you can’t escape the publicity surrounding escalating ACL Injury rates, especially in females. The ACL is a ligament in the knee, vital for stability in change of direction sports involving agility, jumping and landing. Injury traditionally means reconstructive surgery and 12 months out of sport!Read More
We’ve had a lot of feedback following last week’s blog about Ankle Sprains and the worrying statistics showing how many of you will have long-term complications following an ankle sprain.
One of the most common topics people ask us about ankle sprains is whether they should use a brace or tape, and which one is better?Read More
Have you ever sprained your ankle and been told, “It’s just a soft tissue injury”? As Physios, we hear this story all the time and it makes us bloody mad! Half of you just won’t recover, ever! Read More
by Jess Stoll Physiotherapist, Level 2 Cricket Coach
It’s that time of year again (and the best time in my opinion). Cricket season is here which means kids with plastic bats and your weekend warrior veterans are dusting off the pads and taking over local ovals everywhere.
If I told you there was a magic pill that
- cut your risk of dying,
- decreased heart disease,
- improved symptoms of depression and lifted your mood,
- helped you lose weight,
- prevented Alzheimer’s disease,
- reduced back pain
- boosted bone density,
- improved your sleep and
- slowed mental decline and memory loss, you would walk into the Doctor’s surgery and demand a prescription.Read More
Over 2 decades of working as a Sports Physio, I am always asked to try and identify exactly why my patients develop overuse injuries. This is often a difficult task due to the number of factors that can combine to cause an injury. What I have noticed is five mistakes that endurance athletes seem to make, whether they be professional cyclists or triathletes, or new exercisers training for a fun run. I can assure you, I have personally made all 5 of these mistakes. They are not exclusive to males or females and avoiding these mistakes will help keep you fit and well.
The medical term for “runners knee” is Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome. Pain is usually felt at the front of the knee with running, stairs and sitting.
One in 20 teens and one in 10 adult females suffer from Patello-Femoral Pain. Pain lasts for a year or more in 1/3 of people.