Step into Comfort: Hoka Clifton 9 Review from a Chiropractor’s Perspective

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   As someone who enjoys running, you understand the importance of finding the perfect pair of running shoes. Not only do they need to provide comfort and support, but they also play a crucial role in preventing injuries and ensuring your long-term running journey stays pain-free. In this blog post,…

What Is Shockwave Therapy And Can It Help With My Injury?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help alleviate pain and promote healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. It is often used to treat conditions such as bursitis and tendinopathy, which are common causes of chronic pain and discomfort.   Bursitis is a condition…

preventing injury

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports and this is especially true for footballers. As Football is the world’s most popular sport, it’s then no surprise that the rate of injuries is exceptionally high. In particular, muscle injuries are the most common type of injury for footballers, especially hamstrings. These…

More Training Sessions Before Returning To Play Reduces The Risk Of Re-injury

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Re-injuries are a frequent frustration for anyone playing sports. The temptation to put your boots on after an injury is overwhelming. You’ve had your treatments, you’ve followed your rehab program and been given your recovery schedule, but feel that no-one knows your body better than you do and you…

Dry Needling

Dry Needling in a Nutshell

Dry Needling Aka trigger point therapy is an effective technique that uses the insertion of acupuncture needles to release trigger points in your muscles. Trigger points are located in soft-tissue, primarily in bands of tightened muscle fibres. They often develop as a consequence of acute or repetitive strain, overtraining, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or disease.   Dry Needling…

ACL Reconstructions

Do ACL reconstructions prevent youth Football Players from making the elite level? – Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)

Regardless of having a serious injury or not, it’s extremely difficult becoming a professional athlete in a chosen sport. An ACL tear for the young athlete may seem like a massive hurdle to becoming a professional player. However, a recent study from Sweden shows that youth soccer players who suffer an ACL tear and undergo…

hip and groin injury

Do Niggles Matter? – Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)

As we know, football is one of the most popular sports in Australia and across the world. Thankfully this means that there has been plenty of research when it comes to injuries and injury prevention. One new study that was done in Australia, aimed at investigating the impact and prevalence of non-time loss injuries in…

Injury Prevention Programs

How to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer, also commonly known as Football or Fußball, is one of the most popular sports in the world, with more than 240 million players in 2000. The purpose of this article is to provide some insight and guidelines regarding the design and implementation of prevention and rehabilitation programs, such as proprioception training, education for coaches…

ACL reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) – Reconstruction vs Conservative Treatment

A study that was published in January 2013 in the British Medical Journal is raising provocative questions about how to best treat a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The researchers from Lund University, Sweden recruited 121 young active volunteers with acute ACL injuries. They were randomly assigned into one of two groups. Sixty-two patients were…