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ANKLE SPRAINS - Part 1

ANKLE SPRAINS - Part 1

Ankle sprains are extremely common and are almost seen as “routine” in sport accounting to 15-30% of all sport injuries, especially those involving changes of direction. Although it is a widespread sporting injury, it regularly occurs during every day activities. Ankle sprains are often also associated with women in high-heeled shoes! Unfortunately, these injuries are often not rehabilitated completely and can lead to all sorts of ongoing issues.

The golfers back

It will come as no surprise, that over 80% of the population experience low back pain at some point in their life. Further, a survey of 31,000 golfers by the Titleist Performance Institute found that over 28% experienced low back pain after every round.  Even tour professionals suffer the same fate; data suggests that over 30% play with low back pain.

Whilst most golfers carry low back pathology from other aspects of there life (e.g.: sedentary job, heavy lifting and poor posture) the golf swing can place unnecessary stress on the spine. Although the lower back is the source of pain it often isn’t the cause.

All things Hamstring

All things Hamstring

Hamstrings are a common injury in sport, especially AFL and cricket. Michael Clarke has been all the talk regarding his injury and the push to return to the Cricket World Cup being played in Australia/New Zealand. We discuss the different factors to determine the length of the recovery plus more...