Over 35 Soccer players, are you excited about the prospect of getting back together with your team and having a kick and a beer? If you’re a bit worried about getting injured and missing most of a 9 week season then you are not alone and you should read this carefully as I’m about to outline a program you need to be doing now to have your best chance of staying on the pitch.
The FFA’s decision to temporarily suspend all grassroots football training/trials/games from Wednesday 18/03 until
Tuesday 14/04 due to COVID-19 is unfortunate, however, all football participants must play a role if we are to help slow the spread of the virus.Read More
Pre Season is upon us and so are our patients coming in complaining about shin splints. Its one of those really annoying and limiting condition that can have a lasting impact on continued training and games. Trust me, I know how badly they suck.Read More
The vast majority of injuries we see are caused by, or result in significant strength deficits. To accurately guide your rehab, at Parkside we aim to base our strength prescriptions on accurate, validated methods of assessing strength.
Want to know what the number one factor that will lead to an injury this year? Then read on! We’re often asked by clients how they can prevent themselves getting injured playing sport or training, or whether having a certain foot type or flexibility pattern will lead to problems down the track. These are very challenging questions to answer.
Recently I have been lucky enough to take up a position as a physiotherapist for the Cronulla Sharks Academy. I am
required to attend all games and training sessions whilst being responsible for the diagnosis and rehab of all injuries sustained by players. The aim is to then return them to full training and games as soon as possible.
Working with elite athletes and sporting teams has always been a career goal of mine and having the opportunity to work with the Cronulla Sharks is already proving to be a great learning experience.Read More
Our local winter sports are about to start their pre-season, and this usually means some pain and suffering after a long off season and festive season. This time is also ideal to work on injury prevention. In fact, training for performance enhancement IS injury prevention. We’re starting a new group exercise class to help get you fitter and reduce your risk of injury. Getting stronger, fitter and better core strength and balance will help you play better and also reduce your risk of getting hurt.Read More
Happy New Year!! Most of us make New Year’s resolutions this time of year. Most of them will include something about getting more organised and definitely getting in shape, doing more exercise, losing some Dad-bod etc.
This often sends you into our office as you haven’t exercised since last February, then start with a bang and run or go to the gym every day in January. This can be a problem because your bones, muscles and tendons are used to a more relaxed workload and are suddenly being put through a whole lot more stress than they are used to. The blister vs callus example is a good analogy for this.Read More
Injury and mishaps don’t take holidays, so neither do we. We know from experience that the Silly Season can get more than a bit silly and we’re ready for anything.
Part of our job as Physiotherapists is to stay up to date with the latest clinical research to help guide
the advice, education and rehabilitation choices we offer you. We’ve recently come across a startling
paper published in The Bone and Joint Journal in August 2019. In this mammoth project, researchers
scoured the records of more than 800,000 people who had a knee arthroscopy over a 15 year
period. Some of their findings are truly staggering: