Stress fractures of bone are a common injury seen in all types of sport and are a debilitating injury which can hurt a lot, preventing sports participation and maximum performance. The media often mentions stress fractures when sportspeople are unavailable for their event/sport but there is usually a vague sense of no clear return to …
Written by Tim Schneider – APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Groin Pain Background Chronic groin pain is an often debilitating condition and one for which the recovery is rarely smooth. One of the biggest challenges when dealing with groin pain is that, put simply, there is a lot of stuff going on there. All the muscles, …
Sudden cardiac death is something no family should have to face, but too often young athletes suffer an unexpected cardiac death. Here we explain the role of screening and how common sudden cardiac death is in the athletic community.
How much influence does genetics have on baseline fitness and trainability? Now we can map the human genome. Can genetics predict athletic success?
In this article we explain everything about trochanteric bursitis and greater trochanteric pain syndrome from what they are to how to treat them.
Do you know how to assess if you are seeing the correct physiotherapist? We explain the significance of post-graduate physiotherapy qualifications. We also discuss treatments that are considered not beneficial for treatment of common injuries such as ankle sprains and low back pain.
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries can be devastating. Fortunately a lot can be done to improve your knee both before & after surgery. Did you know that pre-operative rehab improves your chances of returning to sport after an ACL reconstruction? Read about what you can do to optimise your recovery from an ACL injury.
What is a meniscus tear? Will it heal on its own? Does it need surgery? What new treatments are on the horizon? We discuss everything related to meniscal injuries from how they happen to how to treat them.
Sports Medicine Australia interviews Dr Ross Cairns who reveals insights into his work and personal life.
Stretching is universally performed by exercisers across the globe. But have you ever stopped to think why am I doing this? Does it prevent me from injuring myself? Will it help my performance? This post brings you the evidence you need to know about stretching.