Sporting injuries in Australia: the research

Sports injuries graphic of the different types of sporting injuries

Facts and figures about sport, participation and injuries in Australia: Facts, figures and data into the most common sporting injuries and sports codes in Australia. Top ten most commonly injured body parts during sport 1. Hand, includes fingers 6. Face, excludes eye 2. Ankle 7. Foot, includes toes 3. Wrist 8. Head, excludes face 4. … Read more

Preventing Tennis Injuries – Facts and Safety Tips

A couple being active by playing tennis. The woman is about to serve.

Every summer The Australian Tennis Open inspires many of us to take to the sport. Unfortunately injuries can occur if inadequate preparation is undertaken. In 2016, 127 people were admitted to Victorian hospitals while 382 people visited Victorian emergency departments for tennis-related injuries. The rate of tennis injuries has been calculated at five injuries per … Read more

Reducing childhood obesity through safer sport

@ cute children holding badminton racquets and a shuttlecock

Reducing childhood obesity through safer sport With a growing concern of the rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s important to consider that as well as a healthy diet, children need to participate in an adequate amount of physical activity. Research conducted by the University of New South Wales found that parents are preventing their children … Read more

Preventing Gymnastics Injuries – Facts and Safety Tips

A young woman in a red leotard, performing gymnastics and jumping with a ribbon

Facts on Gymnastics Injuries Introduction to gymnastics Gymnastics is fundamental to movement and is recognised as the basis of all sport. Gymnastics prepares children in body movement, control, coordination, balance, landing and all dominant movement patterns. Children with this experience are demonstrably better at whichever sport they choose. Gymnastics leads the way in club development … Read more