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

Sports Emergency Plans – More Than Just Reacting

A injured man, sitting on the side of the road, holding his injured leg. Sports emergency plans are needed at sports events to handle such injuries

Sports Emergency Plans – More than just reacting We’ve all watched major sporting events and often witnessed incidents that result in injuries we’d rather forget. Fortunately in most cases these events are supported by medical personnel such as doctors, physiotherapists and sports trainers to ensure that players are given the best possible care. On the … Read more

A Guide To Injury Management

A young woamn who has sprained her left ankle. She needs a guide to injury management so that she heals correctly.

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.  If it happens to you, knowing the correct procedures for effective injury management is essential. … Read more

Dry Needling can help

Shirtless man receiving dry needling from a physiotherapist

If you’re squeamish about needles, don’t be. Dry needling could be the key to reducing chronic pain. When you’re in pain, the idea of sticking needles in your sore spots may seem counter-intuitive. But according to practitioners of dry needling – also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling – the technique can be beneficial … Read more