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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.

Shoulder Research - FREE PHYSIO

In conjunction with La Trobe University, Prahan Sports Medicine’s shoulder team is investigating the effect of two different rehabilitation programs on patients with multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder.

Participants are randomised to receive one of two treatment programs and receive FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY once a week for 12 weeks with a shoulder physiotherapist.

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.