With the winter months now and truly upon us, many of us tend to go into ‘hibernation.’ It is perfectly fine to decrease your activity through winter (our body is built to work like this in the cooler months), but it is important to keep some form of activity going, especially if you are planning on being more active come summer. Let’s take a closer look at some easy ways to help keep up your training motivation.
Plantar Fasciitis (PF), also known as Plantar Fasciopathy or plantar heel pain, is a painful and sometimes chronic condition that is characterised by pain in the origin of the plantar fascia (see picture below), and undesired changes in the tissue on MRI an/or Ultrasound. PF affects people from all walks of life, can occur in both active and sedentary people, and it is one of the most common running-related injuries.
With the netball season just starting, what better time to talk about how Osteopathy and Exercise Rehabilitation at the Competitive Sports Clinic can be of benefit to a netball athlete. In this article we will look at how an Osteopathic consult is structured, how it will be tailored for a netballer and what components make up the exercise rehabilitation program, including training advice, biomechanical screening and recommendations, along with the implementation of injury prevention strategies.
Anterior shin pain refers to any pain experienced at the front of the shin area (see image below). It is most often experienced during exercise, especially during running. Terms classically used to for anterior shin pain, but not entirely correct, are ‘shin splints’ or anterior compartment syndrome; we will explore the latter in greater detail.
With the AFL season fast approaching, what better time to talk about how an Osteopath at the Competitive Sports Clinic can assess, treat, manage, rehabilitate and advise an Australian Rules football athlete. In addition, we will also take a look at how training emphasis and structure can change throughout the season.