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Are there common injuries to AFL?

Demonstrated each Saturday at football grounds across the city, AFL is a team contact sport which carries a high risk of injury. The most common type of injury results from contact between players through tackling, bumping and jostling.

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Adolescents Only

Traction Apophysitis is a very common sporting injury experienced predominantly by athletes between the ages of 8 and 18. These injuries are extremely unique, and this is because this injury ONLY occurs in adolescents!

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Is it just lower back pain?

Many of us have had lower back pain, usually lasting for a short period and managed with rest and Physiotherapy treatment. , sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here.  

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Everyone has the same 365 days – How to plan a training year

When planning a training year for your athlete, sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here.  

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Ankle sprains? Control it

Have you ever rolled your ankle? Well who hasn’t? Rolled it more than once? Probably. Ankle sprains are common, they account for up to 34% of all sporting injuries and about 80% of all ankle injuries.

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Plantar fasciitis – is it actually inflammed?

Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse conditions of the foot that accounts for up to 15% of foot and ankle conditions seen by Health Professionals. The Plantar Fascia is the strong fibrous tendon made from collagen that attaches from the bottom of your heel to the balls of your feet, and is important in the mechanics of walking, running, jumping, and landing.

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