Don’t Let Injury Sideline your New Year’s Resolution

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It’s the same every year. January comes around and so many of us, feeling sluggish and looking a touch portly, enthusiastically sign up to a common New Year’s resolution – that of the shiny new exercise and fitness regime. The festive season may have been fun, but it’s unlikely to have been kind to your … Read more

Weight Training Through Injury: Advice for those who take it seriously

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A bodybuilder’s injury management strategies for working out when not at full-fitness. What to do when rest is not an option Let’s face it, injuries are inevitable when we are pushing our bodies past the limit as bodybuilders.  There is nothing that kills momentum and sets us back more than an injury, especially a nagging … Read more

Sporting injuries in Australia: the research

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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

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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

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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

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Facts on Gymnastics Injuries in Australia An 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 … Read more