How does UV Radiation impact on sports?

The Sun, Ultraviolet Radiation – The Dangers, What To Know & What To Do- How does ultraviolet (UV) radiation impact on sports? Sporting clubs can play a very important role in managing people’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation throughout the year. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Playing … Read more

Ski Smart

Off To The Snow? – Ski smart and ski safe. Many people take to the snow without thought to the risks involved and without adequate preparation. This lack of preparation can result in injury. As skiing and snowboarding are physically demanding sports that require flexibility, strength, endurance, speed and quick reflexes preparation is essential to … Read more

Let’s Sideline Football Injuries

Preventing Australian Football Injuries – During the football season, we hear a lot about football injuries. Whether it be fractures, dislocations or sprains, injuries seem to be a common occurrence in Australian football.  This doesn’t have to be the case though, with injury risks able to be reduced. All footballers need to do is simply … Read more

Safer Sport With New Children Guidelines

Reduce Injuries But Don’t Reduce Exercise – Sport and physical activity is a vital component of achieving good health. By undertaking a minimum of 60 minutes of activity per day children and young people will not only reduce their risk of chronic illness, mental illness and obesity but also develop healthy lifestyles, friendships, life skills … Read more

Avoid Running Injuries

Common Injuries That Plague Keen Runners – Most runners have experienced them – those niggling and sometimes debilitating injuries – most likely to be overuse injuries. Despite being the most common running injuries, many runners are not sure as to what they are, their symptoms and most importantly how to avoid them. During any 12-month … Read more

Protect Your Smile

Dental Injuries – Prevention Is Always Better Than The Cure. Dental injuries can be painful, disfiguring, expensive and often require long-term management. Minimising their occurence should be top of mind when playing sport or undertaking physical exercise. Common injuries can include cuts to the lips, gums, cheeks, tongue and face; chipped, broken or knocked out … Read more

Pronation And Supination

Footwear And Injuries – To avoid injuries, it is important for people to wear the correct footwear for their foot type and activity. Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program funded by VicHealth and the Department of Planning and Community Development (Sport and Recreation Victoria) explains why: Pronation A pronated (flat) foot type is … Read more

Exercise And Wellbeing After Pregnancy

Keeping fit (and sane) for new mothers – So you’ve had a baby and want your figure back. But like many other new mothers you are unsure how soon after birth you can safely participate in exercise.  Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program funded by VicHealth and the Department of Planning and Community … Read more