19 Mar

Understanding Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Shin splints, a common ailment among athletes and active individuals, refer to the pain and discomfort experienced along the shinbone (tibia). This condition, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, often affects those who engage in vigorous physical activities, particularly running and jumping sports.  Pushing through and trying to ignore the pain caused by medial […]

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16 Feb

Maximising Performance: Multidisciplinary Management in Triathlon Training

Triathlon is a demanding sport that challenges athletes both mentally and physically. Combining swimming, cycling, and running, triathlon training programs push competitors to their limits. They require not only aerobic endurance but also strength, flexibility, and power.  As triathlon participation continues to grow globally, so does the need for comprehensive triathlon training programs and injury […]

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25 Jan

Surfing Injury Prevention: Riding the Wave Safely

Early morning wake-ups, waves lapping at the shores, and a few fellow wetsuit-clad beachgoers to share a nod and smile with as you venture out onto the sand. This is the bliss of the beloved surfing lifestyle on the Central Coast. From tranquil morning cruises to exhilarating competitions, surfing is a sport unmatched by any […]

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08 Dec

Comprehensive Guide to Trochanteric Bursitis (TBC)

Are you experiencing pain in your hip that is making it difficult to move pain-free? Does it hurt when lying down in a certain position? If you answered yes to either of these, then you might be suffering from trochanteric bursitis.  Bursitis is a common musculoskeletal condition that affects various parts of the body, such […]

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15 Nov

Recovering from Calf Strain: Effective Rehabilitation Techniques

Understanding and effectively rehabilitating a calf strain is crucial for athletes looking to return to their sport. Today, we’ll delve into the nature of calf strains, recovery processes, and essential rehabilitation exercises. Tailored for those who have recently recovered from an injury, whether professional athletes or passionate amateurs, it will hopefully help shine a light […]

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04 Aug

ACJ in Contact Sports: Understanding Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries

In the fast-paced and demanding realm of contact sports, injuries inevitably become an integral part of the game. Athletes, driven by their passion and commitment, regularly find themselves pushing their physical boundaries to achieve peak performance. However, amid the adrenaline-fueled intensity and fierce competition, the human body can become susceptible to a range of injuries.  […]

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20 May

Understanding Pelvic Floor Exercises: A Comprehensive Guide

Pelvic floor exercises are a vital component of women’s health, helping to improve pelvic floor strength and prevent issues such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. In this guide, we will explain what pelvic floor exercises are, emphasise their importance for women, provide step-by-step instructions to perform them correctly, highlight common mistakes to […]

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27 Apr

Foot Pain in Running Sports: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Foot pain is a common concern among runners, both experienced athletes and those who run for overall well-being.  Running places significant stress on the feet, making them susceptible to various types of injuries and discomfort. Whether it’s blisters, damaged toenails, pain on the arch of the foot after running, or more serious conditions like Achilles […]

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14 Apr

Wrist Injuries: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

Contributing writer: Caroline Le Quesne Wrist injuries are a common occurrence in both sports and everyday life. Understanding the complexity of the wrist is crucial to grasp the potential risks and long-term consequences associated with these injuries.  In this comprehensive guide, we will explore different types of wrist injuries, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and […]

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24 Mar

Ankle Sprains: Is It Just a Rolled Ankle or Something More?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and account for around 15-20% of most sports-related injuries. While they’re particularly prevalent during exercise and sports, ankle sprains can also happen when simply walking down the street or stepping on something left lying around the house!  Ankle sprains are often underestimated and up to […]

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