Soccer

Hamstring Injuries and Soccer

by Liz Pattison Hamstring injuries are the most prevalent injury in both amateur and elite soccer players. The hamstring muscle group is made up of three separate muscles: biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. The action of the hamstring is two-fold, … Continue reading

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Soccer Injuries and ‘Training Right’ to Return to Play

by Ebru Efe “When can I play again?” This is often one of the first questions asked by an injured athlete, yet one of the hardest to answer. A number of factors and decisions come into the injury pathway taken … Continue reading

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ACL Injury and Prevention Programs in Soccer

by Elise Elsworth Soccer is the most popular sport in the world (1), yet it carries one of the highest anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates (2). The ACL is a ligament in the knee that contributes to knee stability … Continue reading

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Myositis Ossificans- The ‘Hard’ Facts

by Adrienne Ingram What is it? The name suggests that Myositis Ossificans is an inflammatory process of new bone forming inside a muscle. However, it should be taken a little less literally. It has been shown to have little to … Continue reading

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Muscle Haematomas – ‘What a Corker!’

by Symon Lovett Muscle contusions or more colloquially know as a ‘corky’ usually occur in contact sports like football, rugby and soccer. Following a large contact with an opponent, often a knee to the thigh, which causes intense focal pain, … Continue reading

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Recurring Ankle Sprains – Chronic Ankle Instability

by Ashlea Otto Ankle sprains are a common musculoskeletal injury which affect those participating in sport and within the general community (1,2). People experience pain, swelling and poor function, which requires rehabilitation to heal and return to normal activities such … Continue reading

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Hamstring Strains – Southern Twang

By Lauren Belza Hamstring strains are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Unfortunately these tears can sideline athletes for 2-6 weeks, depending on the severity and location of the tear. The hamstrings refer to a group of muscles … Continue reading

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Prehabilitation for ACL Reconstruction

By Jorden Radliff Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries that occur in sport, especially in females with a 2-8x greater risk than males (Hilibrand et al., 2015). With such a substantial time on … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Flat Feet?

By Matthew Camenzuli Flat Feet (or pes valgus) is a common finding in many people, including in children. However, what is the real importance of having a strong arch in your foot, and is it ‘bad’ to have flat feet? … Continue reading

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Falls and Balance

By Alicia Frey Did you know approximately 30% of community dwelling older adults fall every year?1 Falls are also the leading cause of injury related deaths and hospital emergency department visits2. Why do we fall as we get older? The … Continue reading

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Anterior knee joint pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body, and is one of the more common sources of pain. Anterior knee pain is commonly associated with diagnoses such as patellofemoral joint pain, patellar tendinopathies, bursitis or fat pad impingement. When … Continue reading

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Hockey Injuries and Prevention

Hockey is a popular international Olympic sport. In Australia, hockey is played at clubs, schools and indoor centres. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission showed an estimated 200,000 Australians aged 15 years and older play outdoor hockey. Hockey requires great … Continue reading

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Gymnasts and Wrist pain

Wrist pain is quite common in gymnastics when weight bearing activities such as handstands, vaulting, beam and vaulting can place forces of up to 5 x body weight when completing skills. Most commonly the wrist pain is located on the … Continue reading

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Can a physiotherapist help you improve your second splits flexibility?

Being able to do the splits is a common topic among dancers and gymnasts, especially second splits. Second splits are also known as straddle, box and centre splits. Most dancers spend hours and hours stretching and perfecting the technique required … Continue reading

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What is OSTEOARTHRITIS?

“I have arthritis” is a common saying in the clinic. The word ‘arthritis’ has become a general term that people use for joint pain, and is often surrounded by negative beliefs such that the world is going to crumble upon … Continue reading

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Anterior hip pain with swimming

Swimming is a popular activity for many people, as it provides a great fitness effect without placing undue stress or load on the body. However the sport does come with its share of injuries, especially those training and competing at … Continue reading

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Are you at risk of an Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a non inflammatory, degenerative tendon injury that is a prevalent injury associated with running and jumping based athlete. This change in the tendon comes from an excessive overload on the tendon that causes a degenerative change. Multiple … Continue reading

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The Importance of Strengthening and Core Stability for Injury Prevention

Strength training is often ignored as part of a training regime, especially for Triathletes who are already very time and energy poor as they are required to train in not one, but three separate disciplines. Swimming, biking and running all … Continue reading

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How To – Crossover Single Leg Squats

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How To – Directional Lunges

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How To – Drive Through In Standing with Theraband

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How To – Forward Kicking

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How To – Jump Squats

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How To – Kicking Away From Body

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How To – Lunges With Rotation

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How To – Run Squat & Turn

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How To – Run Squat & Turn

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How To – Run Squat Forward & Back

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How To – Running Man

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How To – Side Kicks

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How To – Side Shuffle With Ski Hop

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How To – Side Step With Squat

This pre activation exercise is especially useful for soccer and footy players. It’s designed to activate your hip muscles and make you aware of your knee position during sideways movements.

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How To – Single Leg Hop

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How To – Ski Hop With Squat

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How To – Ski Hop

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How To – Squats

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How To – Swing Through Arabesque

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How To – Triple Hop

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How To – Side Steps

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How To – Side Shuffle – Ski Hop

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How To – Lunges with Thoracic Rotation

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How To – High Knee With Band

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How To – Forward Kicks

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How To – Drive Through

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Archer Stretch

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How To – Hip Twist

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How To – Faber

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How To – Close Gates

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How To – Superman In 4 Point Kneeling

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How To – Star Sprint

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How To – Accelerate – Sprint – Decelerate (10m)

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How To – Shuffling With Change Of Direction

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How To – Walking Arabesque

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How To – Open Gates

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How To – High Knees

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How To – Heel Flicks

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How To – Dynamic Stretches

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How To – Pre-activation

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How To – Box Jumps

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How To – Upper Limb Start Excursion

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How To – Tiger Walking

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How To – Superman In Standing

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How To – Superman in Lying

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How To – Single Leg Deadlift With Rotation

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How To – Single Leg Deadlift

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How To – Side Reaching In 2 Point Kneeling

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How To – Press Up Star

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How To – Drive Through In Push Up Position

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How To – Clock Face

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How To – Wall Lift

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How To – Walking Drive Through

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How To – Step Up

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How To – Step Out With Theraband

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How To – Step Off

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How To – Standing Drive Through

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How To – Split Leg Squats

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How To – Single Leg Sit to Stand

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How To – Single Knee Bend With Passing

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How To – Single Leg Defending

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How To – Quadriceps

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How To – Open Out With Theraband

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How To – Lunges with Rotation

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How To – Lunges With Theraband

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How To – Foam Rolling

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How To – Double Leg Sit Stand

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How To – Decline Supported Single Leg Squat

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How To – Decline Single Leg Squat

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How To – Bridging With Volley

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How To – Bridging With Kicking

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How To – Hamstring Stretch

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How To – Stretch To The Sky

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How To – Caterpillar Stretch

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How To – Groin Stretch (Gentle)

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How To – Upper Hamstring

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How To – Glutes Stretches

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How To – Pedalling

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How To – Bridges x 3

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How To – Knees to Chest

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How To – Hip Flexors

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How To – Achilles Stretches

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How To – Calf Stretches

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How To – LX Rotation

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How To – TX Rotation

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How To – Running Man

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How To – Directional Hops

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