May 30, 2016

I shared a link to a paper on LinkedIn recently regarding landing technique in adolescent females during a growth spurt. This research indicated that, during a growth spurt, the female athlete will change their landing pattern in a way that is similar to the pattern of...

May 26, 2016

 

 

Concussion is a hot topic in sporting circles at the moment. It has gained a lot of media attention recently, and there has been a HUGE amount of research published on the topic in the last 5 years. In Australia, all of the major professional sporting codes have impl...

May 24, 2016

 

I am probably wearing my Exercise Physiologist hat, more so than my Physiotherapist hat as I write this post today, but I think us physios should be doing a lot more than what we currently do in terms of health promotion and promoting active lifestyles to our patients...

May 22, 2016

For those of you that know me well, you would know that I've got a special interest in the adolescent athletic population. Now I know I've been banging on about this over the last few months on LinkedIn and Twitter, but it bothers me that there are still misunderstandi...

May 21, 2016

 

Earlier this month I shared a post about the financial cost of sporting injuries to teenage kids in Victoria between 2004-10.

 

It's scary. REALLY, REALLY SCARY.

 

The economic cost to the public health system was $265 million in a 7-year period on ALL sports injuries, i...

May 18, 2016

Earlier on this week I wrote a blog on Load Management, specifically on the topic of the acute to chronic workload ratio (ACWR). As mentioned in the blog, this was one topic that I found to be very useful in trying to manage non-contact, soft tissue "overuse" (or "unde...

May 18, 2016

I often get asked by my patients how to best manage their injuries at home or in the gym. The question that they often ask is:

Should I stretch? Or should I strengthen?

Now to be honest it's not an easy answer, because every musculoskeletal complaint can present very dif...

May 13, 2016

I had a patient present last week who hurt her knee in the first few minutes of a social game of basketball. She reported that she was trying to side-step an opponent, felt a pop in her knee and immediate pain. She collapsed to the ground, was unable to play on, and no...

May 11, 2016

I cover ACL injuries quite a bit in my blogs, and the reason for this is fairly straight forward:

They are one of the most devastating injuries to sustain in sport!

They can stop a blossoming sporting career dead in its tracks, or stop a player from reaching their full p...

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