Winter Edition 2012

Hello fellow sporting fans!

Winter Sports

With the preseason training completed and the main season underway for the winter sports the team at WPPC hopes that everyone is in great shape. However, if any of your old injuries have started to show up again that you have them assessed by a physiotherapist. It is much easier to manage an injury when it’s in the early stages compared to trying to get an out of control injury into a playable state again. Early management will ensure that you can minimise any time on the sidelines.

Your physiotherapist can also advise you on how to reduce the risk of many injuries. It is often as simple as following an exercise regime. This regime typically includes stretches, balance work and strengthening exercises that require progression as you improve.

If you are unfortunate enough to sustain an ankle sprain while training or playing it is important that you manage it correctly to reduce the initial impact and time off. It is also vital that you undertake specific exercises to reduce the risk of spraining your ankle again in the future.

Please download the PDF found here: Physio in Practice – Ankle Injuries & Patellofemoral Pain for more information on ankle sprain management.

Running events

With a number of upcoming running events I have no doubt that there will be scores of people getting themselves ready with lots of training. Or perhaps you are still recovering from the Run for the Kids. If you have persistent knee pain download the PDF found here: Physio in Practice – Ankle Injuries & Patellofemoral Pain for more information on patellofemoral (knee) pain.

Some of the upcoming events include:

May – The Great Train Race, Puffing Billy

July – Run Melbourne

October – Melbourne Marathon

November – Olympic Dream & The Mega Mile