Calf strain

What is it? A calf strain, commonly called a ‘pulled’ muscle, is caused by overstretching or tearing of either of the 2 calf muscles – the soleus and the gastrocnemius. Symptoms A calf strain usually starts with sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. A pop, snap or tearing sensation may be felt. […]

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ACL Physio – Goal Based Rehabilitation

Often we get asked when it is safe to return to sport following an ACL injury or ACL surgery. The answer is generally at least 9 months. This is with combination of completing many goals which should challenge you to become fitter and stronger during your rehabilitation. Here I present you the phases of recovery […]

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Sprained Ankle

What is a Sprained Ankle? Generally speaking, when you roll your ankle you can cause an overstretching injury to ligaments. This ‘overstretching’ can be deemed mild, moderate or severe. A mild may be a stretch, moderate a small tear & severe a rupture or complete tear. Severe ankle sprains can also cause avulsions (torn ligament […]

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Rugby Injuries

Rugby demands a lot for the body. It is a high demand and high impact team sport. Historically it has been a sport dominated by males but as of late has picked up major interest by females. Statistically, 1 in 4 rugby players are likely to suffer an injury during a season. Major risk factors […]

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Sports Injury – Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strains are very common in sports including football, soccer, hockey, sprinting, dancing and AFL. In AFL the it is the most common sports injury with a rate of 6 injuries per club per season. Similarly in the English premier League has a rate of 5 hamstring strains per club per season. On average each […]

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