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Snowsports

Snowsports

by Dr Donald Kuah

The Australian domestic ski season is quickly approaching, and like most sports, preparation is the key. The difference is that unlike many other sports, many participate in snowsports who are generally unfit, sedentary, or only participate in the sport once or twice a year.
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Can hip strengthening exercises help with knee osteoarthritis?

Can hip strengthening exercises help with knee osteoarthritis?


New research suggests people with knee osteoarthritis should add hip-strengthening exercises to their current exercise program to improve walking ability and potentially reduce pain.
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Untying the knots of muscle pain

by Jean-Claude DiManno

A knot, or more accurately a trigger point, is formed when the sarcomeres are constantly firing, or 'switched on'. It can feel like a nodule or knot in the muscle when felt through the skin and can refer pain beyond the knot itself.
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A new era for women in sport

by Dr Jin Lee

It is an incredibly exciting time for women's sport with participation rates across a wide range of sports at an all-time high. In the last few years, we have seen the addition of professional women’s’ leagues in the AFL, A-league and 2018 will see the addition of the Harvey Norman Women’s competition in the National Rugby League.
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When Can I Go Back To What I Was Doing Before?

by Dr Thomas Gan

The most common question that I get asked after someone sustains an injury is usually, “When can I go back to do what I was doing before?”.
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Breakthrough year for Platelet Rich Plasma use in osteoarthritis

By Dr Donald Kuah

Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for well over 10 years for treatment of symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), particularly for knees. The use of PRP for OA knees has remained somewhat controversial, with sub standard evidence and a lack of uniform treatment protocols and PRP preparations/kits. PRP is essentially a preparation of concentrated platelets from a patients’ own blood (autologous) to harness the healing/anti-inflammatory properties found in platelets.
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