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…

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…

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

Jumping back into the gym after Iso? Here’s some tips to do it safely….

So many people are so excited that gyms are reopening across Australia as coronavirus restrictions ease. Now, before we pick up the kettlebell once again, we might need to be cautious. During the last 12 weeks, a lot of us have been more sedentary than before and some of us working from home have missed…

Hamstrings

Effects of Hamstring Injury Prevention Programs

Hamstring injuries (HSI) are reported as one of the most common injuries in football. It is even stated that Hamstring injury rates are increasing in elite football. The long head of the biceps femoris is the most common part of the hamstring to be injured. HSI have been shown to effect more than one fifth of elite players during a season. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis has recently investigated the effectiveness of the injury prevention programs that included the nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) on reducing hamstring injury rates while factoring in the athletes workload.

Rocktape

Rock Out With Your Rocktape

  For decades now, individuals have used artificial tapes, braces, ropes, pulleys or supports in athletics to help improve performance, or treat a musculoskeletal dysfunction/injury. A lot of these individuals depend on these supports as a way to improve kinesthetic awareness, provide increase stability and deliver some sort of relief from painful sprains. For many…