Groin injuries account for up to 5 percent of all sports-related injuries, and the rates are much higher for sports such as football, soccer and hockey. Below are helpful tips that may prevent a groin injury:
Warm up dynamically! This is easily overlooked, but important. Prior to training and competing, ensure you perform a complete […]
If you have arthritis, carrying out tasks around the home can be a challenge. However, making some practical changes to your home and changing the way you work should make things easier.
Practical tips that could help include:
Keeping things in easy reach
Using a hand rail to help you get up and down […]
It’s that time of year once more when everybody is setting out New Year’s Resolutions and regrettably it won’t be long till a majority of people begin breaking them. There are numerous reasons why New Year Resolutions don’t stick- they may be unrealistic, there is an absence of self-discipline or life gets “too active”. Our […]
Most people have heard of Rehabilitation, the undertaking of treatment and exercise regime following an injury. Some studies are now showing the effectiveness of undertaking Physiotherapy treatment and an exercise program designed to help reduce symptoms and strengthen a particular body area BEFORE undergoing surgery to repair the injury. This is called Prehabilitation.
Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two days. […]
The phrase “core stability” is one that gets thrown around a lot by trainers, athletes, therapists and doctors. The average person probably knows that they need good core stability, but may not exactly understand why.
We have all been told we need it and that it will prevent us from hurting our backs, pelvises and […]
Chronic pain usually falls into one of two categories:
Nociceptive pain is caused by damage to body tissue and usually described as a sharp, aching, or throbbing pain. The damage may be due to an event such as an injury or surgery or an active disease process within the tissues.
Neuropathic pain occurs when there […]
Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period.
Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous sports are more comfortably played in winter.
Did you know […]
At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly.
Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can. By doing […]