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).
The ANZ Championships final series is in full swing with the top 4 teams fighting off this weekend for a spot in the grand final. The Queensland Firebirds will play the Southern Steel in Brisbane on Sunday night and the NSW Swifts will play the WBOP Magic in the semi-final in Hamilton on Monday night.
Team Physiotherapists for the NSW Swifts Paula Peralta and Daniel Vukovic (pictured) have been busy getting the girls game ready. We wish them all the best for a good win on the weekend.
(Photo courtesy of Narelle Spangher Photography).
It has been a huge week for the Australian Netball Diamonds retaining the number one world ranking defeating the New Zealand Silverferns by three yesterday.
This week brought back many memories for practice principal Sean Mungovan who was the Diamonds Physiotherapist four years ago in Singapore.
Paula Peralta has worked with the Diamonds in 2015 and couldn’t be happier to have played a part in this team.
It has also been a huge week for Nathanial Harnett who was one of a few volunteer Physiotherapists covering the Netball World Cup.
Pictured: Paula Peralta, Sean Mungovan & Practice Manager – Ellen Russell
Pictured: Nathanial from our Penrith Practice side line at the Netball World Cup
Pictured: Paula Peralta & with the gold medalist Caitlin Thwaites (GS Diamonds)
Netball NSW Swifts
Paula Peralta (Penrith Clinic), Daniel Vukovic (Westmead Clinic) and Samantha Rand (Practice Dietician) have recently finished the season with the NSW Swifts. Unfortunately the Swifts succumbed to the Queensland Firebirds in the final 15 seconds of the game, going down 57-56.