If you’re experiencing any of these common conditions, click to find out more and learn how we typically treat them. Here at Coast Sport we have a range of experts in each of these conditions, so you can be confident that we will get you feeling well, moving well and performing well as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the main structures in the knee that prevents instability or forward movement of the tibia on the femur. Like any ligament, the ACL can be sprained or ruptured but due to the way injury occurs a rupture is more likely. The ACL is typically injured in sports that involve high-impact movements, jumping and cutting activities. These include football, netball, AFL and hockey.
Ankle sprains can occur in 3 key areas of the ankle. The outside, inside and across the top of the ankle. An injury to the inside of the ankle and commonly a sprain to the large Deltoid ligament, and an injury across the top of the ankle is commonly known as a Syndesmosis sprain.These 2 injuries are not as common as an injury to the outside of the ankle, however they are associated with a longer return to sport.
Low back pain is one of the most prevalent complaints of athletes at all levels of competition. Injuries encountered to the lower back in athletes occur from either an acute traumatic event or repetitive trauma resulting in an overuse injury and are commonly seen in individuals participating in sports such as football, rugby, basketball, golf and athletics. Overuse injury can be a result of repeated flexion, extension and torsion which is performed frequently in sports such as gymnastics, dancing, tennis and golf.
Headaches are common and can be a debilitating source of pain. An Australian study in 2017 found that 87% of people had suffered from headaches in the preceding year and 16% had suffered from migraines in the same period. Symptoms of headache can include pain and/or feelings of tension or pressure in the head. They can be accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, vision changes or tenderness in the head and neck region.