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June 2015

Have I Done My Hammy? – A Guide to Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are the most common muscle strain in athletes and are most evident in sports that require high running, speed and power demands. The hamstrings are very powerful and require a lot of eccentric contraction to slow the leg/control it when we run. Most patients report a sudden sharp pain when they tear a hamstring. Some are able to continue with the activity they are doing while others are …Read More

Muscle Contusions

How do muscle contusions occur? Muscle contusions, also known as “corkies”, are the result of a direct force to the muscle. In sport, this generally occurs from collision with an opposition player. However, muscle contusions can occur outside of a sporting environment e.g. after a fall or collision with an object such as a table. The most common site of muscle contusion is the front of the thigh and quadriceps …Read More

How to Ward Off The Winter Weight!

Research shows that there is a correlation between increased weight and lower limb injuries including knee deterioration and arthritis. Most people, on average, gain 5kg each winter so we asked Sports Dietician, Peta Carige, how our clients can keep the winter weight and extra kilos at bay this winter….. It is our bodies natural inbuilt survival mechanism to put on a protective layer of fat come winter, but due to …Read More

Hip Impingement

What is Hip Impingement? Hip Impingement or Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition of the hip where additional bone is present on joint surfaces. This additional bone is known as a CAM or pincer lesion and can cause joint impingement with certain movements, such as deep squatting. Around 20% of the population have FAI but only 23% of these people complain of hip pain. Hip Anatomy Risk Factors Current …Read More