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ACL Injury Prevention Physiotherapy Cammeray, Physio On Miller

ACL injury prevention and physio

A big focus in our clinic is injury prevention, in particular ACL injury prevention. With the run of ACL injuries we’re treating we’re highlighting the importance of ACL injury prevention.

Many of our clients are active sports people and we’re keen to see our clients succeed in their sport and most importantly injury free. There’s been an abundance of research into the success of injury prevention programs and fortunately many physios, coaches and athletes are adopting these programs. In particular there’s been a lot of research around ACL injury prevention and the significant reduction of injury in athletes who regularly complete a prevention program.

When it comes to ACL injury prevention it is important to include strength, agility, proprioception (balance) and plyometrics. In addition these programs need to be completed regularly, for at least 10 minutes prior to playing sport and continue for 6 weeks or the duration of the sports calendar (whichever is longer).

There are many sport specific programs that have been developed with the knee and ACL in particular in mind.


Soccer FIFA 11+ and Santa Monica PEP

AFL – FootyFirst

With this in mind if you’re joining a team this season, have a previous ACL tear that needs rehab or a weekend warrior come see one of our fantastic physios to get your program started. To book an appointment click here.

Five Health and Safety Tips for Tradies

August is Tradies National Health Month and here are our five health and safety tips for tradies.

According to research by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:

  • Tradies account for 58% of all serious injury/disease claims but only make up 30% of the workforce
  • 79% of tradies said they took good care of their tools compared to only 47% of tradies who said they looked after their body
  • The most common cause of injury is muscular stress caused by lifting, carrying, or putting objects down with back pain being the most common site of injury

Our five health and safety tips for tradies are:

  1. Make time for regular physio and doctors appointments – if something hurts or you’re concerned about a health issue it’s always best to get it seen to earlier rather than later. What can be a niggle can quickly become a chronic injury. With repetitive lifting, sustained postures and heavy lifting your body is under a lot of strain. And remember prevention is always better than a cure so even booking in a regular massage can help to relieve any muscular tension.
  2. Keep fit and strong – although your job is physical it is still important to maintain your fitness and strength. Going to the gym or establishing a home program working on your core strength, leg and arm muscles can help reduce the load on your joints and prevent injury.
  3. Be sun safe – with a lot of work being outdoors sun protection is vital. Try to do as much work in the shade or plan your day to get those jobs outside done early or late in the day.
  4. Protect yourself – whether it be wearing protective gear, learning safer ways to lift or taking regular breaks make sure you’re responsible for your own health and safety at work.
  5. Eat healthy food – it’s not only what’s happening on the outside that’s important it’s what you’re taking inside your body too. Swap burgers and pies for healthy protein filled salads, fresh fruit and lots of water and not only will you look better but you’ll also feel better.


Physios for Coastrek

We’re excited to be the supporting physios for Coastrek this year. The event, which raises funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation, is a 30km or 60km walk starting from Manly/Kirribilli and finishing at the iconic Bondi Beach.

We’ll be at Kirribilli after midday on Friday 16th March providing physio treatment, advice and taping for any injured walkers. As part of the event we are offering all new Coastrek clients 40% off their initial physio consult. It’s important to rehab/manage any injuries before the event to ensure a great day out.

Our top tips for event day are:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear good shoes and socks to prevent foot blisters
  • Warm up your muscles and keep them warm at each checkpoint
  • Dynamically stretch your muscles
  • Come see us if you’re injured

We hope your training is coming along well and look forward to seeing you on event day.

Fred Hollows


Ankle sprain, how physio can help

Ankle sprains are extremely common in both the sporting and non-sporting worlds, with 70% of Australian’s reporting a history of ankle sprain during their lifetime. It has long been regarded as a harmless injury with very few individuals following a rehabilitation program after injury. However current research indicates that the pain, swelling and ligament damage that occurs with ankle sprains result in reduced functional capacity and the potential for the development of chronic ankle instability.

Research conducted back in 1995 demonstrated that 25-50% of first time ‘sprainers’ went on to develop functional instability or the inability to control the position of their ankle within normal range. This increases the risk of future sprains, can change the way other joints in the lower limb (such as the knee and hip) are loaded and may affect the activities and sports that individuals can play comfortably.

Thankfully, research also demonstrates that with correct acute management, followed by a 8-14 week progressive exercise program individuals can regain good stability in their ankle and dramatically reduce the risk of future complications.

Initial ankle sprain management should follow the PRICER acronym: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Referral. Physiotherapy can assist in this early stage with taping, compression, manual therapy techniques to reduce soft tissue and joint stiffness and providing guidance on a safe level or early movement and activity.

Once pain and swelling have reduced, strength, flexibility and proprioceptive exercises can be progressed appropriately to regain that normal level of control around the ankle. Further muscles higher up in the kinetic chain such as around the hips can be assessed to identify whether any weaknesses or imbalances exist that predispose the individual to ankle sprains.

Call us on 80656902 for a comprehensive rehabilitation program to ensure safe return to sport, work and daily activity demands

Bone density and good bone health

Today marks the Half way point of Women’s Health week! The focus for today is bone health.

Bones are very important for our overall health. Not only do they allow us to move, they provide a strong protective structure around our organs, help to make blood cells and act as a storage space for minerals.

Bones are constantly remodelling to accommodate the stress that we put through them on a daily basis. By the age of thirty our bones have reached a peak in bone density.

At menopause Oestrogen, the hormone that protects your bone density, reduces rapidly. This continued reduction in bone density can lead to Osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis makes your bones brittle and prone to fractures.

How can you keep your bones healthy and strong?

  • Eat calcium rich foods such as dairy, tofu, broccoli or sardines.
  • Have some sun safe time in the sun to increase Vitamin D levels.
  • Participate in weight-bearing physical activity such as walking, jogging or skipping.
  • Include resistance training as part of your exercise – this can be Pilates, group training or weights at the gym.