Feb, 2018

Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke

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Stroke  Unfortunately, many of you will have either directly, or indirectly been affected by a stroke. Whether that's a family member, friend, colleague, or even yourself. A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is restricted, usually by a blood clot or in some cases by a bleed. Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke, affecting both the individual and people close to them. Not all strokes can be…



Jan, 2018

Shoulder Injuries: How to return to play safely

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Common Shoulder Injuries Some of the key shoulder injuries include acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) sprain, shoulder dislocation, clavicle (collarbone) fractures, subluxation and rotator cuff tears. ACJ sprains, clavicle fractures and dislocations typically result from direct impact, such as a fall or contact with another player. Shoulder dislocations are common in rugby because the shoulder is put into vulnerable positions and can encounter substantial stress. When reaching for a tackle, the arm goes into abduction…



Mar, 2017

How to prevent ACL tears

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How to prevent an ACL tear Females athletes are 3.5 times more likely to sustain a non contact ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury than men.   ACL injuries can happen from contact ( an external force impacted the knee) or non contact (Nil external force).   The injury classically involves the subject’s foot being planted on the floor with a valgus force ( knee going inwards ). There will often…



Jul, 2016

Shoulder injures in rugby players

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Shoulder injures in rugby players   If you play rugby then you’ll be no stranger to injuries. Whether you’re playing for a local team or are supported by the TASS or England programs you will understand that to be the best you are always pushing forward. Being the best means training smart and not always hard.   This post is for people who want to learn more about injury and…



Jun, 2015

How do I get back into fitness following injury?

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How do I get back into fitness following injury? Returning to sport following injury can be daunting. The first step is to get expert, honest advice. By having an initial assessment the current state of the tissue can be accessed. If the injury is recent then there may be some level of protection such as restricted weight bearing or activities. However as time go on it is important to load…