23 Sep

Athlete Injury Prevention Programs: Safeguarding Your Sporting Passion

Returning to sport after an injury can be a daunting prospect, and athletes often wonder how to enhance their performance while minimising the risk of re-injury. Fortunately, many sporting codes have introduced specialised athletic preparation programs designed to address this concern.  In this guide, we explore various injury prevention programs tailored to popular sports played […]

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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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23 Jun

Empowerment Through Strength: A Guide to Women and Strength Training

Strength and resistance training has long held a common, even if subconscious, misconception: that it’s reserved only for men. Despite this historically rooted social norm, however, strength training is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise for women – and for good reason. Beyond the physical gains, such as increased muscular strength, […]

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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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14 Mar

How to Recognise and Treat Concussions in Sport

Concussions are a common injury in many contact sports, including football, soccer, rugby league and basketball. While concussion in everyday life can sometimes be considered a mild injury, concussion in sport often has serious and long-lasting consequences if not properly recognised and managed. In this article, we discuss what a concussion is, how to properly […]

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03 Mar

Understanding Traction Apophysitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Are you or your child experiencing a growth spurt and feeling pain with exercise/sport that gets worse as activity continues? This may be due to traction apophysitis, you may know a few traction-type conditions such as Severs or Osgood Schlatter. These conditions can be very painful and may require monitoring to make sure you can […]

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23 Feb

Why is Pre-Season Training important?

Pre-season training is a crucial period for athletes and teams to prepare themselves both physically and mentally for the upcoming sporting season. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of competition, it’s also important to remember that injuries can derail even the most promising seasons — which is why pre-season training is […]

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