Understanding ACL Injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in Australia. In fact, Australia has historically held the highest rate of ACL injury in the world. Despite a lot of media attention, ACL injuries are still poorly understood by sportsmen and women as well as everyday Australians who can also suffer an ACL injury from undertaking social and leisure activities. 

We believe that knowledge is power, so in this article our experienced physiotherapists will shed light on all aspects of ACL injuries. We’ll also look at common recommendations for how best to reduce the likelihood of suffering an ACL injury.

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Knee Pain - Exercise Physiologist

Whether you’re trying to stay physically active or just making your way around your workplace, for the 25% of adults that develop knee pain, movement and daily life can quickly become difficult and uncomfortable. So when it comes to getting help for your knee pain, a physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist can both help.

With both physiotherapists and exercise physiologists on our team, and both professions playing valuable roles in optimising the recovery following a knee injury, here’s a look into what each respective profession does and how they can help you.

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Heat Or Ice: Which Is Better For My Injury?
Heat Or Ice: Which Is Better For My Injury?

Hurt yourself and aren’t sure whether you should be applying heat or ice to help your injury best?
While some tend to favour a heat pack, you don’t have to get far into watching a professional sports game to see ice instantly being applied to a new injury, making it seem to be the correct, ‘normal’ thing to do. But given that heat and ice are opposites and cause very different reactions to the area they are applied to, what’s the real answer – and what does the research say? 

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High-Performance-Foot-Ankle-Injuries
High-Performance-Foot-Ankle-Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries represent a large proportion of all injuries resulting in time lost to sport. In high level college sport, it is estimated to account for 27% of all injuries, whilst some studies investigating the prevalence of foot and ankle injuries in recreational sport could exceed 35% of all injuries.

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Strength-Training-for-Sports
Strength-training-for-sport

With summer around the corner, it won’t be long until you can rejoin your teammates and fill your days with cricket, soccer, tennis and all your favourite summer sports. As a result, we’ve been fielding plenty of questions about the most effective ways to improve sports performance, and do so fast

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