May 30, 2017

We know that, just like taxes, death is inevitable, but wouldn’t it be nice to extend your years out a little bit longer? Well, a recent study has shed some light on what types of physical activity can help you extend your years.

In a study of 80 306 English and Scottis...

May 26, 2017

For elite athletes sleep is a crucial part of their preparation for sport and an even more crucial part of their recovery from matches and injury. For amateur and community level athletes however it is a frequently over-looked strategy to improve performance and assist...

May 25, 2017

It is well established that "Injury Prevention Programs" reduce ACL injury and all knee injuries by 50%, ankle injuries by 40% and all lower limb injuries by 22% (Finch et al, 2016, Grimm et al, 2016, Donnell-Fink et al, 2015). However, what is it that makes them succe...

May 25, 2017

2 recent studies have shed light on the positive effects of "Injury Prevention Programs" on performance outcome measures. Anecdotally, we often hear that "Injury Prevention Programs" have poor compliance from coaching staff and athletes. With this new research, itbegs...

May 23, 2017

When it comes to injury prevention (performance enhancement), simple is always best. Here are 2 perfect examples of what happens when you dont get the basics right.

In a study of elite adolescent athletes (15-19 years) it was found that a "perfect storm" of increased tr...

May 22, 2017

Regardless of the sport you look after or are involved in, be aware of SUBSEQUENT injury! Not RECURRENCE of a previous injury, but an injury to a seperate body part soon after return to training or sport from a primary injury. 

37% of injuries in AFL are subsequent to a...

May 22, 2017

In a study of ACL reconstructed patients, those that could do at least 22 single leg rises had better knee-related quality of life at 1 and 3 years post-op than those that couldn't do 22 reps (Culvenor et al, 2016).

Although this information is directed at ACL patients,...

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