Tag Archives : Football

How can I prevent an ACL injuries?

With local winter codes almost underway, a common injury associated with AFL and netball are knee injuries.  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common non-contact related injuries with these sports.  Injury and surgery associated with the ACL results in 12 – 18 months extensive rehabilitation and time off sport.  However, research […]

Hamstring strains

Hamstring strains are a common injury affecting the posterior thigh.  Strains can vary from mild to a severe tear of the muscle.  As re-injury and re-occurrence is high, be sure to see our physiotherapists today.  Call us on (03) 9571 688 or book online.   Hamstring strains commonly occur following an acute incident or gradually over time […]

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common injury associated with sports that involve change of direction.  The most common type of ankle sprains regularly occur following “inversion” injuries where the foot rolls inwards.  This commonly results in stretching the anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL).  Fortunately, if rehabilitated well, there can be good capacity to heal and surrounding ligament...

Corkies!

With football and netball season well and truly underway, our physiotherapists are seeing an increasing number of “corkies”.  Muscle contusions (“corkies”) commonly occur following a knee to the thigh during a tackle or similar impact.  The impact to the muscle causes significant bruising and bleeding within the muscle and also between the muscle and the bone. […]