Injury Information

Shin pain

Shin pain is a common injury in many running based sports eg. Basketball, netball, football.

Gastrocnemius (calf) strain

The Gastrocnemius muscle is a powerful superficial muscle located at the back of the lower leg and is involved in standing, walking, running and jumping.

Ankle injury

Sprains to the ankle are one of the most common sporting injuries. A sprain is defined as a tearing of the ligaments that connect bone to bone and help stabilize the joint.

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury

The Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint is a common site of injury particularly for athletes involved in contact and collision sports such as Australian football and rugby (league and union) and throwing sports such as shot put.

Quadriceps Contusion (cork thigh)

Quadriceps contusion or a “cork thigh”, as it is commonly known, is the result of a severe impact to the thigh which consequently compresses against the hard surface of the femur (thigh bone).

Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injuries are the most common injury in sport. Soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body.

Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels and synovial membranes.

Hamstring strain – A guide to prevention and management

One of the most common injuries in sport is the hamstring strain, as the hamstring muscles are very susceptible to tears and strains. Hamstring strains are most common among sports that require a high degree of speed, power and agility such as soccer, basketball, tennis and football.

ACL Injury

Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) are relatively common in sport, especially in Australian football, soccer, basketball, netball, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Historically, serious injuries to the ACL have prematurely halted sporting careers. However current surgical and rehabilitation practices enable most athletes with ACL injuries to resume regular sporting activities.

Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is a large tendon at the back of the ankle. The tendon is an extension of the gastrocnemius and soleus (calf muscles), running down the back of the lower leg attaching to the calcaneus (heel bone). The Achilles tendon connects the leg muscles to the foot and gives the ability to push off during walking and running.