Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Launches New Guidelines for Concussion in Sport

“If in doubt, sit them out” The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has launched updated Concussion Guidelines for Youth and Community Sport, aiming to provide a comprehensive and standardised approach to concussion management. The guidelines are a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Sport, Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians, Sports Medicine Australia and […]

Scoring Goals and Breaking Barriers: AFLW Season 2023

Female AFL Player Running with the ball

The 2023 Season of the Australian Women’s Football League (AFLW) has kicked off with players set to ignite stadiums and captivate audiences across the country. At Physios of Mt Eliza, we are passionate about sport and have proudly supported community sporting clubs for over 35 years. We regularly share current, best practice knowledge for teams, […]

Are Women and Girls More at Risk of Injury Playing Football?

Female soccer player

Article by: Mark Scotney. Previous Melbourne Victory Physiotherapist and current Australian Winter Olympic Institute Of Australia Physiotherapist. The Women’s World Cup has broken many records, including historic attendance and record-breaking broadcast views. Female participation at a grassroots level is expected to increase next season, ignited by the inspirational performances witnessed at this global tournament. Whilst […]

CONCUSSION IN KIDS

  What is concussion? This is a form of traumatic brain injury. It is a short-term disturbance of normal brain function due to an external force impacting the head or body. A concussion does not always result in a loss of consciousness. Head impacts can be associated with severe and potentially fatal brain injuries. In […]

COMMON CHILDHOOD INJURIES

Kids Stretching Playing Sport

Participation in sport is important for children as it teaches them how to work in a team and enhances their motor skills. However, with sports, injuries can always arise. These injuries may be minor or serious and require assessment and management by a physiotherapist. It has become common for children to be participating in high […]

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

Knee Replacement

What is a Total Knee Replacement (TKR)? When health professionals use expressions such as ‘total knee’, they mean a joint replacement operation in which the complete knee joint is replaced.  An artificial joint is called a prosthesis.  There are many different kinds of prostheses and are all made of materials such as metal, plastic or […]

WHIPLASH

whiplash

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is defined as an acute acceleration/ deceleration injury to the cervical spine (neck), where the head is flung forwards and backwards at high speeds.  Whiplash injury can result in damage to the joints within the neck, the bones, the soft tissue surrounding the neck or damage to the neural tissue. It […]

VERTIGO (BPPV)

Vertigo

What is Vertigo (BPPV)? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance.  BPPV is benign, meaning that it is not life-threatening nor generally progressive. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo that is both paroxysmal and positional, meaning […]

TIPS FOR SELF-CARE OF YOUR BACK

Tips for self care of your back

Back pain is rarely the result of one incident or injury.  One of the keys to having a healthy back is understanding that most back injuries are the result of the cumulative effects of months or even years of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, stressful living and working habits, loss of flexibility and strength, and […]

TENNIS ELBOW (EXTENSOR TENDINOPATHY)

Tennis Elbow

If you have pain on the outside of your elbow and are involved in activities that require repeated use of your forearm (such as typing, painting, knitting, hammering or playing tennis) and have trouble with gripping objects you may have tennis elbow. What is Tennis Elbow (Extensor Tendinopathy)? Tennis elbow refers to the overuse of […]

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

Shoulder Impingement

What is Shoulder Impingement? Shoulder impingement is a condition in which the tendons or bursa within your shoulder joint get trapped intermittently during shoulder movement.  Trapping of these structures can cause sudden onset of pain and loss of movement, continually trapping or loading of these structures can result in tendinopathy or bursitis with ongoing pain. […]

SEVER’S DISEASE

Sever's Disease

If you’re a young basketballer/netballer/footballer and have heel pain when playing basketball or sports involving running or jumping, you may have a particular growth pain disorder called Sever’s Disease. What is Sever’s Disease? It is a condition (not a disease) usually affecting 9-15-year-olds that occurs at the back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon […]

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