overuse tendon injuries

Overuse Tendon Injuries in Sport

What is a tendinopathy? Overuse tendon injuries or tendinopathy is a highly prevalent condition that affects both athletes and non-athletes. Current research has replaced the term ‘tendinitis’ (inflammation) with tendinopathy (tendon pain and dysfunction), as it’s been found that inflammation does not have a large role in tendon injuries. Tendinopathy is an overuse tendon injury…

prostate cancer and exercise

Physical Activity and Survival After Prostate Cancer

  There is substantial evidence that high physical activity levels are linked to lower risks of several cancers. Exercise has numerous biological effects on the body and, more specifically in terms of oncology, exercise can help mediate a variety of aspects associated with cancer survivorship. These include reductions in inflammation and levels of hormones associated…

exercise help manage endometriosis

How exercise can help manage endometriosis

    Endometriosis is thought to affect one in nine Australian women by the age of 44, and is a disorder where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found growing outside of the uterus, commonly found within the pelvic region impacting areas such as the bowels, bladder, ovaries, intestines, and sometimes even…

Common netball injuries

Common Netball Injuries

  Netball is a popular sport, particularly here in Australia, and like most sports is commonly associated with injuries.   Netball injuries have a variety of mechanisms by which they occur including but not limited to: collision/contact with another player, awkward landing, overuse or being struck by the ball. Below I have outlined the most…