Netball is the number one team based sport in Australia for women and girls. Anyone who has played or watched the sport will know that netball requires lots of sudden stopping and change of direction as well as repetitive jumping and landing. These activities place athletes at high risk of injury, with knees and ankles as the most commonly injured body parts, accounting for 85% of all injuries (Netball Australia National Insurance Data).
Paula Peralta (Principal Physiotherapist in our Penrith rooms) has arrived in the Commonwealth Games Village on the Gold Coast and has joined The Australian Commonwealth Games Team Medical Team . Whilst it is still some days before competition starts some of the smaller teams have started arriving including the Australian boxing and weightlifting teams.
Have you rolled your ankle before? More than once? Do you experience ankle pain, instability, stiffness, swelling or difficulty in walking? Then this blog will help you understand how physiotherapy can help to prevent reoccurring ankle sprains.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by limitation of movement, joint pain and tenderness. It is often also associated with muscle weakness. It is a common disease that affects approximately 30% of the population between 50 and 70 years of age, and this percentage increases in older age groups. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include obesity, physical inactivity, and muscle weakness.
Are your initial steps in the morning painful? Are you limited by an ache or sharp pain underneath your heel when merely standing, walking or running? It could very well be that you have plantar fasciitis and it will only get worse over time if you don’t act now.