Hint's & Tips

Suffering from Arthritis?

Understanding Arthritis Arthritis literally means “inflammation of the joint”. There are over 150 different types of arthritis, which are all differing in cause, symptoms and treatment. The most common feature they have is pain and stiffness in the joints. Since...

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Staying Motivated

While Australia is a sporting nation, some of us still find it hard to stay motivated when it comes to exercise. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated for your fitness program: Choose forms of exercise that you...

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Acute Injury Management

R.I.C.E.D. method for 48 up to 72 hours to reduce the effects of soft tissue damage and improve healing time. What is Soft Tissue? Soft Tissue excludes cartilage, bone and teeth. It includes skin, subcutaneous and fatty tissue, muscles, tendons,...

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Early Injury Management

If an injury occurs then it is important to seek early advice regarding diagnosis and management. Understanding the nature of the injury and the rehabilitation process that is required will help return to training / competition as soon as possible....

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Equipment & Environment

Equipment such as: footwear taping & braces shin pads mouthguards protective padding helmets have been specifically designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury. Environment The physical and climatic environment will have an impact on the risk of injury...

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Recovery, Hydration & Nutrition

Lack of appropriate recovery sessions will lead to fatigue, poor performances & injury. Adequate recovery is essential to adapt from training overload. Recovery involves: Nutrition Hydration Mental rest Self Massage Recovery techniques, eg hot and cold baths Source: Australian Sports...

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Screening & Injury Profile

Musculoskeletal screening may help to identify body areas which are at increased risk of injury Screenings provide baseline information about the status of your musculoskeletal system and may identify any ongoing deficits that persist from previous injuries Areas identified from...

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Preparation & Training

Pre-season / preparatory training is essential to ensure you are adequately prepared for the competition phase of your sport. A high level of fitness will help to ensure that you are able to perform the desired level of skill whilst...

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Warm Up & Cool Down

Warm Up An effective warm-up is an essential part of injury prevention. A warm-up should be performed prior to every training and competition session so that you are able to begin the event totally ready to perform at maximum intensity....

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Stretching & Flexibility

Optimal flexibility is an essential component of injury prevention. It will help to: Improve performance / skill control Reduce injury rate / prevent re-injury Increase comfort in targeted muscle Stretching aims to: Improve/maintain flexibility Lengthen muscles and tendons Decrease muscle tension Enhance...

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