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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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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 – Jump Squats

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Archer Stretch

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How To – Hip Twist

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How To – Superman In 4 Point Kneeling

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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 – 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 – 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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