Injury of the Month

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are debilitating, requiring knee reconstruction for the athlete to return to sport. Rehabilitation following reconstruction is extensive aiming to regain movement, strength, balance and agility allowing for successful return to sport in 9 to 12 months following surgery. The older athlete may opt to have no surgery and can successfully return to activities that involve no sharp direction changes and twisting by completing a strength and balance rehabilitation program.

  • Managing Calf Injuries

    Calf injuries are common in the 35 -45 year age group with jogging and running activities. Physiotherapy treatment is directed at optimising tissue healing, restrengthening the muscle and addressing factors that may have contributed to the calf injury.

  • Hamstring Injury

    Hamstring Injury The most common injury over the last 20 years in the AFL is the hamstring injury with only minor improvements in injury rates in the last few years mainly due to improved fitness training and better emphasis on injury prevention.  The hamstring consists of 3 main muscles in the posterior aspect of the […]

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    Ruptured Achilles Tendon

    This is a very debilitating injury that stops the athlete in their tracks as the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle snaps and prevents any further activity. Fortunately it isn’t common but a number of high profile athletes have suffered from this including David Beckham and Kobe Bryant. Typically it is an injury […]