Prep to Play: Injury Prevention Programs for Community Coaches

Do you coach a sport with high risk of knee injuries? Aussie rules, soccer and netball are some of our highest risk sports, particularly for ACL injuries. With winter sports starting pre season and coaches planning their season’s training, now is an ideal time to highlight some key injury prevention programs and resources developed by Australia sporting groups to prevent knee injury: FootyFirst (AFL) http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Coach_AFL/Become_a_Coach/Accreditation/FootyFirst_-_Manual.pdf FIFA 11+ & FIFA 11+ Kids (Soccer) https://www.fifamedicalnetwork.com/lessons/prevention-fifa-11/ https://www.fifamedicalnetwork.com/lessons/prevention-fifa11-kids/ KNEE Program

Warning for those returning to running and cycling this New Years

Is your new year’s resolution to get fit, lose kgs and feel better? Each year, at the end of January and Early February every Physio comes across the client who started exercising January 1st (or 2nd depending on New Years Eve events), and is now suffering from an injury. At Aspire we would like to reduce this number and stop you becoming a statistic. Prevention is key. How? You may ask. 1. Address previous injuries Book in for a physical assessment by one of our Physios. They will assess your strength, flexibility and any biomechanical changes that may be contributing to your injuries, current or previous, will also help to avoid further injury, and also improve your performance. 2. Manage

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