There are two types of sports injuries: traumatic and overuse—or acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkwar...d landing, is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints and include cramps, tears and strains. With increased exposure to sport in the adolescence period, there is higher risk of overusing the muscles, tendons and bones. Sports physiotherapists ares trained in planning and teaching exercises that address musculoskeletal strength and flexibility factors that predispose people to injury. By identifying deficiency in strength and flexibility, they will prescribe exercises to address these issues and prevent further injury. #choosephysio for sporting injuries in adolescents.
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Take note of the possible hazards of wearing football boots with non rounded studs
A note to all parents & coaches , we have noticed a huge increase recently in knee injuries in junior and senior players in Rugby / GAA , Camogie , football & h...urling.
Many of these injuries can be prevented by small changes in the footwear of the players, the recent trend is to wear boots with triangular studs , when the foot is planted in the ground the player tries to rotate the foot and the foot due to the triangular stud is staying planted in the ground , thus causing a severe rotation of the knee joint where injury is then sustained( particularly ACL/PLC Ruptures) .With a rounded stud the stud rotates effectively and the knee is rotating in line with the foot therefore no excessive pressure is put on the knee joint. It may be worth thinking about when purchasing your next pair of boots. Feel free to share.
For those of you looking for clinical based research there is plenty on both arguments ,feel free to look them up.
Firstly, when the stud acts with maximum resistance against flow directed onto its drive surface, the “form drag” attributable to the abrupt drive surface is substantially supplemented by “friction drag” associated with the large surface area of the stud on the inclined downstream side.
Secondly, because the abrupt drive surface interrupts and distorts flow to an extreme extent, we find that flow past the stud requires disturbances in the ground surface well out beyond the sides of the stud and this accounts for a high level of drag. More particularly, where two adjacent studs are positioned sufficiently close side-by-side that their zones of flow distortion overlap, the studs start to behave like a continuous bar whose effect extends right across and indeed potentially beyond the sole.
An example of how a few simple exercises helps keep you healthy & mobile later in life!
The Clinic would like to wish our Physiotherapist Andy Cummiskey & his fiancée Roisin Burns the best of luck on their return to Ireland! Andy has been a great addition to the Kenso team for the past two years & will be dearly missed. The Clinic would like to also extend their congratulations to both of them on their recent engagement in Western Australia.....roll on the wedding!!
With an intense heatwave hitting the Eastern states this weekend, make sure you view our various hot weather guidelines for important tips in avoiding heat-related injuries at local sport or any form of physical activity.
A special thank you to Karen O' Leary from everyone at Kensington Physiotherapy for all your hard work and laughs throughout your time with us. We miss you dearly but wish you all the best back home in Ireland. Keep your eyes open for unexpected Aussie guests