Archive for Category: Injury Prevention

Snow Sports

Hitting the slopes this winter? Most of you are excited to hit the slopes and are looking forward to it, but you need to ask yourself… is your body ready for it? You may have all the right gear for the snow. BUT because skiing and snowboarding is something we rarely practice on a consistent

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Physiotherapy Student Taping Workshop

Sydney West Sports Medicine are running a student taping workshop specifically tailored for physiotherapy, exercise physiology, chiropractic or massage students to assist them in developing their skills and competency in the area of strapping, with a specific focus on appropriate strapping for sporting injuries. Sydney West Sports Medicine’s taping workshop will cover a range of

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To Stretch Or Not To Stretch?

To Stretch or not to Stretch? That is the question. Stretching has been one of the ‘go to’ treatments for physios, doctors and just about anyone who knows anything about anything since just about forever. I can’t count the number of clients I see who tell me they’ve tried to fix their problems by just

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Kids are NOT mini adults!

Applying Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) into your youth sport programs is crucial for their long-term skill, strength & fitness development. First things first; we need to acknowledge that children and adolescents do not develop at the same rate. Males and females of the same age will have varying rates of growth, physical fitness

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Let’s talk about stress….how it can make and break your results

Are you someone who trains hard but doesn’t seem to see results? Maybe you’re in the gym five 5-6 times a week doing a mixture of cardio, free weights and classes, or maybe just lots of one, but you’re not getting anywhere? Do you feel disheartened with your training, putting in all the hard work

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DO YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRE-SEASON?

To be ready for the physical demands of the football and rugby season, it is important to be able to not only perform at the required physical capacity but maintain this intensity throughout the season. The pre-season period is a crucial time for all sporting teams to develop the necessary physical attributes required to perform

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“Hurts So Good”

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS is a normal part of training and competition and often a welcome sensation for some. DOMS can be a nasty surprise upon waking the day after exercise, and the day after that, and the day after that….. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is exercise related muscle pain that occurs

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Loading Your Way to An Injury Free 2019

Christmas, New Year and often January is a wonderful time of celebration and indulgence filled with family, friends and food. It’s a great time to kick the feet up, enjoy whats left in the fridge and spend a little too much time watching the Tennis. It is also that time of year for New Years

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IT’S GETTIN’ HOT OUT HERE – HEAT INJURY

Nobody likes exercising in the heat of summer. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s humid, it sucks. But with summer sports hitting full swing and RunWest being held in March next year, being able to train and play at your best in hot conditions is essential especially if your aiming to improve your performance through the

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