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What is Sport Psychology and how will it assist my performance?

by Paul Penna

Sport psychology is, quite simply, the study of psychological and mental factors that influence performance and participation in sport. While there are many factors that contribute to the overall performance, at an elite level most sports rely significantly on mental functioning and processing of the individual athlete.
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Sugars in the Australian Diet... Not so Sweet!

By Nicole Dynan

Did you know that the average Australian consumes 27 teaspoons of total sugars (added and naturally occurring sugar) per day? (1) The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation for sugar intake is less than 10% of our total daily energy intake or approximately 6 teaspoons of sugar per day for normal weight adults (Note: 1 teaspoon is equivalent to ~4g sugar).
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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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I Don’t Play Sport, Why have I Been Referred to a Sports Physician?

By Dr Scott Burne

Sports Physicians, now referred to as Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physicians, are medical specialists with training to manage all clinical issues that may relate to physical activity. They undertake an intense 4 years on-the-job training after their university and hospital experience, with the Australian program one of the longest and challenging Sports Medicine Programs in the world.
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Dr Ameer Ibrahim attending to Seb Ryall of Sydney FC

Concussion – Just Another Head Knock?

By Dr Donald Kuah, NRL Medical and Player Safety Advisory Group
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Dr Thomas Longworth, Medical Officer for Wests Tigers NSW Cup

As Australians we love our contact sports over the winter months, but is this love affair coming with a cost to our long term health and that of our children?
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Training Load – Not Too Little, Not Too Much But Just Right

By Brent Kirkbride

Training load is simply the amount of work (time or distance) multiplied by the intensity of work (effort level). Rapid rises or excessive amounts of training are primary factors in sport related injuries.
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