Recovery - Rehabilitation - Improving Performance
Injury management, manipulation and rehabilitation for soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, calf pain/strain, ankle pain/sprain, achilles tendonitis, Iliotibial band syndrome, patella tendonitis, Patellofemoral pain syndrome, hamstring strain, thigh strain, hip/groin strain, low back pain or piriformis Syndrome.
Aside from the back and knee, common rowing injuries include upper back and neck pain, muscle injuries, knee pain and wrist tendinopathies from oar rotations.
The most common gradual onset cycling injuries tend to be knee injuries but wrist and elbow pain can also occur. IT band syndrome, petellofemoral pain, lower back pain, handlebar palsey or wrist strains.
Sudden onset injuries from a fall often occur to the shoulder as the cyclist falls onto an outstretched arm. AC joint sprain or rotator cuff tear.
Over 40% of injuries are muscular strains or contusions (bruising), 30% are sprains, followed by dislocations, fractures, lacerations, and overuse injuries.
Injury prevention strategies to reduce the incidence, severity and cost of rugby injuries could include coaching on defensive skills, correct tackling technique, correct falling technique and methods to minimise the absorption of impact forces in tackles.
Associated Injuries: AC joint injury, achilles tendonitis, ACL injury, adductor tendinopathy, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, back muscle pain, bulging disc, bursitis knee/shoulder, calf muscle tear, chondromalacia patella, cramps, dislocated shoulder, DOMS - Delayed onset muscle soreness.
Knee injuries account for 25% of leg injuries. The ACL injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is the most common season-ending problem but other knee ligaments are common. Meniscus tears are also common due to the pivoting nature of football.
Wrist pain and strains are one of the most common gymnastics injuries. Not only are their wrists used for impact in tumbling and vaulting, but also with hanging apparatus such as bars and rings. This can also cause elbow injuries such as dislocation and shoulder pain is common with rotator cuff syndrome common.
Did you know that the average student swimmer performs 1 to 2 million strokes annually with each arm? Fun fact: 90% of complaints by swimmers that bring them to the doctor and/or physiotherapist are related to shoulder problems.
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