An unfortunate part of winter sport is injury. At Dunsborough Physiotherapy Centre we provide sports rehabilitation for those recovering from injury, or following surgery. We supply, monitor, and appropriately progress rehabilitation programs specific to your sport, and associated injury. Our physiotherapists cutting edge techniques and technologies to deliver high quality physio rehabilitation services. Our physiotherapy staff have a wealth of knowledge and will not only treat your injury effectively, but also show you how to limit risk of recurrence.
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Injury Statistics - Winter Sports
Hockey Players are not immune to injury. Those aged 10 to 19 years account for 50% of injuries, mostly in the 15-19 year age group. Overuse injuries to the ankles and lower back are common. Acute injuries commonly affect the upper limb (mostly hand and forearm), the face, and lower limb (mostly ankle, foot and knee). Common types of injury include fractures, sprains / strains and bruising. Injury rates are higher at the start of the season. The rate of injury for community level hockey players is 15 injuries per 1,000 playing hours.
One of the good news stories in relation to winter sports is that recent studies have indicated that the rates of injury in junior Australian football, particularly AFL Auskick, are very low. Common causes of injuries are being tackled, hit / struck by another player, hit by the ball, and falls. Injuries are more likely to occur in the first four weeks of the playing season. Injuries to the thigh, knee, lower leg and ankle are most common. Overuse injuries occur frequently among higher level and older players.
Most soccer injuries affect the lower extremities and are caused by trauma, such as a collision with an opponent or landing awkwardly from a jump, though 1/4 to 1/3 of all soccer injuries are due to overuse and develop over a period of time. The rate of injury for soccer players is up to 35 injuries per 1,000 playing hours. The older the player, the more likely they are to get injured. The most common injuries in soccer are hamstring injury, ankle sprain, meniscal (knee cartilage) injury, hernia, and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear.
Netball is one of the most popular team sports in Australia. The rate of injury for netballers is 14 injuries per 1,000 hours played. Common causes of injuries are awkward landings, slips / falls, player contact / collision, overexertion, overuse, and being hit by the ball. Ankle, wrist, hand, finger and knee injuries occur frequently. The most common types of injuries are sprains, bruising, fractures and dislocations. A recent netball study found that not warming up before a game increases the risk of injury by 48%.
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Ben Liston of Dunsborough Physiotherapy Centre has over 25 years of physiotherapy experience.
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