Some months ago I met Isabella, a 14 year old cricketer who hobbled into the clinic with a moon boot on each leg. Isabella explained how she had come down with a terrible case of shin splints during her preseason training. With her commitments to both Parramatta Grade Cricket Club and Cricket NSW Academy, she
Training plays a vital part in optimising athletic performance. It must be of adequate volume and high enough quality to not only improves performance, but also to keep the athlete injury free. Over the past few years, scientific research has tried to better understand the relationship between training load and injury. Understanding Load: Training loads
Recovery is as important as training. Sport is such an integral part of the Australian community. AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Hockey; it doesn’t matter which sport it is, Aussies love it! Our sports stars need to recover after these big games week to week, but here are some of their simple secrets that
When you need to see a physiotherapist, a lot of people pick a physio based on word-of-mouth recommendations or whoever Google tells you is closest. As some of you may know, this can be a bit hit and miss. When I was hunting around for a private practice job I was in a similar position
Sports strapping (or taping) is extremely common in the sporting world and the everyday clinic. Very rarely will you attend a sports match and not see someone running around with one part or another strapped up. In fact, most competitive sports teams allocate time before each training session and game purely to allow their athletes
Almost every young ballet dancer’s dream is to finally be ready to start training and performing on pointe. Now making that decision as to whether or not a dancer is ready is certainly a complex one. Now respecting that different elements also need to be considered (Age, Bony development, Maturity, Years of ballet training, Current training schedule, Strength and Alignment), this blog however, will just be touching on the importance of core stability and motor control from a clinical...