Avoid Running Injuries

Common Injuries That Plague Keen Runners Most runners have experienced them – those niggling and sometimesdebilitating injuries – most likely to be overuse injuries. Despite being the mostcommon running injuries, many runners are not sure as to what they are, theirsymptoms and most importantly how to avoid them. During any 12-month period, up to 70% … 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 generally … Read more

Don’t Let Netball Injuries Obstruct You

Safety Tips For Netball Players With the netball season underway thousands of netballers are stepping ontothe court.Those who play netball will know it places many demands on one’s technicaland physical skills, and as result injuries can occur, predominantly to thelower leg, wrist, hand and fingers.Common causes of these injuries can be awkward landings, slips/falls, playercontact/collision, … Read more

Preparation Is The Key

Injury Prevention Advice Every year hundreds of people suffer sporting injuries – sprains, strains, fractures and broken bones. More often than not most of these injuries could have been prevented had the correct preparation been undertaken. To help you prepare for activity and help reduce injury risks, Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program … 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 Development … Read more

Women’s health – Be Active!

Being Active Through The Ages Being active through the agesRegular physical activity is important for women’s health and wellbeing.However, different life stages call for different amounts and types of exercise.Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program, fundedby the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing explains theimportance and variance of physical activity throughout these … Read more

A Guide To Injury Management

Understand The RICER And NO HARM Approach Nobody likes being on the sidelines as a result of injury. Unfortunately however this can sometimes be the case when you are involved in sport or recreational activities, despite undertaking the best preventive measures.  Soft tissue injuries are the most common in taking you away from activities. They … Read more

Getting The Most From Being Active

Prepare, Protect & Prevent and get the most out of your activities It’s sometimes hard enough to get motivated for activity, having to battle timeconstraints, fatigue and weather conditions, let alone having to deal with aninjury. To avoid the burden of an injury whilst being active, you need to remember toprepare your body. Without preparation, … Read more