Have you ever experienced pain from straining a muscle?

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone! Muscle injuries account for approximately 30% of injuries seen in sports medicine clinics.[1] Typically, these injuries recover well particularly with a tailored rehabilitation program.

But the question remains: can you manage the muscle strain at home? If you have already consulted Dr Google, you probably found contradictory information and may not be sure what to do next. Let’s help by clarifying what a muscle injury is and then outline what can be done to treat the muscle injury properly.

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Enthusiastic football players sitting on the field

What parents need to know about prepping for the next season of sport

Kids’ sports season is upon us and for many parents, this starts with ensuring that their sports gear fits! However, underneath that sport’s jersey is a body of bones and tendons and muscles that is constantly growing and evolving. This means that kids can be more prone to certain injuries during these active growth phases of their lives.

At Allsports Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinics we see a range of sport-related injuries and the effects these injuries  can have on a child’s growing body.

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Couple of Young Happy Travelers Hiking with Backpacks on the Beautiful Rocky Trail at Warm Sunny Evening. Family Travel and Adventure Concept.
By Kai MorrisBSocSc Psych Hons and MPsych (Sport & Exercise). Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood

Couple of Young Happy Travelers Hiking with Backpacks on the Beautiful Rocky Trail at Warm Sunny Evening. Family Travel and Adventure Concept.Another American holiday is making beginning to make waves in Australia. This time, instead of wearing ghoulish masks or dressing up as your favourite movie character on Halloween, we are being asked to slip, slop, slap, and head for the trails. Perhaps a scary thought for some still?

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Lift the lid on shoulder pain and 5 helpful tips to understand why your shoulder hurts!

Whether you’re an office worker or a swimmer you can experience shoulder pain at any point in your life.

Shoulder pain can be extremely debilitating for some people and you may find your shoulder pain keeps reoccurring! There are many factors that can contribute to shoulder pain including repetitive tasks, certain movement and/or muscle patterns, or incorrect training or playing techniques.

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5 Tips to Help You and Your Body Prepare for the Upcoming Sport Season

Are you missing your sport? COVID can be blamed for many things, including shortening our sport seasons. Most of us have missed our teammates, coaches, supporters and that smell of freshly cut grass. As we don our boots, sneakers or cleats, it’s important to remember that our bodies have been on hiatus too. Returning to sport too quickly can put our bodies at risk of injury.

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By Kai Morris – Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood

There are a lot of blogs with tips on how to manage chronic/persistent pain and the truth is, I do not know what it is like to be in pain consistently. I chose to write this article to help normalise your experiences, the difficulties, the triumphs, and just how exhausting and tough it is to live with pain for you and those around you. I sincerely hope it helps.

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