Dealing with the dreaded “Hammy”

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One of the most common injuries in sport is the hamstring strain, as the hamstring muscles are very susceptible to tears and strains in those sports that demand speed and agility. It is the most common injury in AFL and the dreaded ‘ping’ of the hammy has shortened many seasons and even careers. The ‘hamstring’ is actually a group of …

Running injuries: What really matters?

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by Josh Naunton, Physiotherapist Running is a great way to keep fit and exercise which is partly why 3 million Australians participate in running each year1. Running can strengthen your immune system, prevent high blood pressure, improve your joint health, increase your strength, increase your bone density, help with weight loss and improve your mental health2. Contrary to the commonly held …

We’ve all got rocks in our head, and for good reason!

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Vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance can be clues that there may be a problem with the inner ear. Sometimes a physio is able to treat the problem in one session! A thorough examination to establish a diagnosis is essential. The vestibular apparatus of the inner ear works much like a spirit level in providing you with a sense of balance. Hair …

Ankle rehab? Achieving the right balance.

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  3 simple ways to manage your ankle injury Acute ankle injuries are one of the most common seen in private practice. An ankle sprain can injure the joints and the soft tissues; affecting your ankle function. If you have rolled your ankle to the outside, this is called a lateral ankle sprain, or an inversion sprain. The ligaments that …

Vertigo & Dizziness

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‘Vertigo’ is not a diagnosis. Just like back pain may have many causes, there may be many reasons that someone experiences vertigo. Some of these include Inner ear problems, blood vessel disorders or cervicogenic (neck related) issues.

Prevent Running Injuries

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Running is an ever popular form of exercise, but the runs aren’t always ‘fun’ especially when pain or injury rears its head. At Fusion, we commonly see lower limb injuries in frustrated runners wanting to be out there pounding the pavement. Niemuth, P. E., Johnson, R. J., Myers, M. J., & Thieman, T. J. (2005). Hip muscle weakness and overuse …

Preventing Injury – Pre-season & Beyond

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by James Thomas, Physiotherapist With pre-season training for winter sports now in full swing and school sports starting for many, now is the perfect time to build a good injury prevention program, to enable your best, injury free performance throughout the season.