Getting injured can be a real pain, literally. But if it stops you from being able to work, it can also hurt your income. Here's what you need to know if you want to return to work after injury, quickly! Injuries at work - Let's look at the stats! In 2015-16 there were 104,770 Australian worker’s compensation claims with 90% of claims due to injury and musculoskeletal disorders. The top three mechanisms of injury were: Body stressing / manual handling of objects Falls, trips and slips of a person Being hit by moving objects The most common parts of the body to to...

Attention soccer players, coaches and trainers. Are you or your athletes at risk of an ACL injury? In this 3 part series, I will discuss the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and it’s relation to soccer performance.   The ACL is one of the most common yet highly PREVENTABLE knee ligament injuries that occurs in soccer. I will cover the following topics: ACL background information and injury statistics in soccer Common ACL injury mechanism in soccer Specific athletic screening / testing protocol for the ACL you can and SHOULD use in soccer ACL injury prevention exercises to add into your gym routine and soccer...

Are you like the average active person? That even a when a minor injury occurs, it will sideline you from a regular workout routine?   One you niggle your back, twist your knee,  experience shin splits or any other type of injury - all of a sudden you’re out of routine and wondering when you can get back into the game! Here we get into the dangerous gray area of post injury For those out there that are rehabbing these common injuries, the timeframe is generally 2 -4 weeks. But generally recreational athletes will feel better after a week or 2 out of the...

The warmer months are upon us and that means we are more likely to get out there and exercise. The right combination of weight training, sleep, good food and body awareness can help you dodge injury this summer!   Winter has well and truly come to a close, and for many Australians, this spells the beginning of a new season of outdoor sport and physical activity (such as cricket, swimming, triathlons or fun runs). Unfortunately for many, participation in these activities can be hampered by injury, resulting in weeks to months of recovery. However, with the right training and recovery, you can significantly...

The risks and dangers of concussion are slowly becoming mainstream information in the public eye. It is important for anyone involved in sport to be aware of the risk, signs and symptoms, and management of an individual with concussion.   Thankfully, concussion has become a hot topic among medical and sporting people across the world over the past several years, and this has reverberated to the general sporting public. This article intends to give the reader a general guide to the identification, initial treatment, and return-to-play for someone who experiences a concussion. [caption id="attachment_4668" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anyone involved in any level of sport...

As our training volume and intensity increases our need for adequate recovery becomes more and more important.   Our body is a wonderful thing, capable of kicking so much ass, but at times it can also let us down. As our training volume and intensity increases our need for adequate recovery becomes more and more important, at times our training far outweighs our recovery and subsequently we start to get banged up; sore hips, knees and shoulders in particular. If you’re anything like me you can’t help but to do something! Here’s are few alternative exercises for when you’re feeling a bit...