Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries – A guide to prevention & management

Download the Soft Tissue Injuries fact sheet 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. Risk A soft tissue injury […]

Hamstring Strain Prevention & Management

Download the Hamstring Strain fact sheet 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. Anatomy The […]

Shin Pain? Check out this guide to prevention & management

Download the Shin Pain fact sheet Shin pain is a common injury in many running based sports, e.g. basketball, netball, football. It is characterised by pain in and around the tibia
(shin bone) in the lower leg and usually occurs as a result of a sudden increase in the frequency, duration and/or intensity of activity. Risk […]

Corked Thigh? Prevent & Manage Quadriceps Contusion

Download the Quadriceps Contusion (cork thigh) fact sheet 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). This often causes deep rupture to the muscle tissue and haemorrhage occurs, which is […]

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

A fact sheet from Sports Medicine Australia Plantar Fasciitis (or fasciopathy) is a condition of pain and tissue damage at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone). Download the Plantar Fasciitis fact sheet Anatomy The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the sole from […]