Physiotherapy

14 Oct Ankle Syndesmosis Injury

Some other terms that may be used to describe this injury include: Anterior Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament (AITFL) InjuryHigh Ankle SprainInferior Tibiofibular Joint InjuryDistal Tibiofibular Joint Injury What is Ankle Syndesmosis Injury? The ankle syndesmosis is the joint that connects the tibia and fibula, the two bones of the...

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27 Aug Patella Subluxation / Patella Dislocation

Patella subluxation or patella dislocation is a common injury our physiotherapists see and help with. What is the patella? The patella is commonly known as the knee cap.  It sits in a groove in the knee, which is called the ‘trochlear groove’. Image reproduced from the American Association...

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31 Mar Improve your Life! in 2021

We are very excited to be rolling out the Life! program at SportsFit again in 2021. The Life! program is a free Victorian lifestyle behaviour change program that helps reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Changing your lifestyle isn't easy, especially on your own....

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19 Mar Acute Ankle Injuries

It has been great to see the return of sports, however at SportsFit we have started to see an increase in people with ankle pain and ankle injuries. Ankle injuries are very common in many sports, such as football and netball. This article will discuss acute...

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16 Dec Preventing knee injuries in netball

Knees and ankles are the most commonly injured body parts of netballers. According to Netball Australia data, ACL injuries of the knee account for 25% of all serious injuries in netball. The ACL is a major stabiliser of the knee, and the recovery from an ACL...

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20 Nov Low back pain in cricket

Low back (lumbar spine) injuries are commonplace in cricket given the unique demands of bowling, fielding and batting in a hunched position. Due to Covid restrictions pre-season training times have been drastically shortened this cricket season, reducing the physical preparation for athletes and potentially increasing...

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12 Nov Are you looking after your bone health?

Why is bone health important?   Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continually being built, broken down and rebuilt as part of a normal metabolic process called bone remodelling. Bone remodelling involves resorption (breaking down of old bone or the removal of micro-damaged cells) and formation (building new...

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15 Oct Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder- what is it? Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis and is characterised by pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint. This condition typically occurs gradually, worsens over time and then resolves usually over a period of 18-24 months. It is thought to affect...

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18 Sep School holiday ideas

Stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids active during the school holidays? Below is a compilation of resources for school-age children to remain active. Numerous sports organisations have developed great online content to enable kids to continue honing their skills at home. To...

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