Netball is one of Australia’s favourite sports. Unfortunately for many participants in the Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, Highett, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Heatherton suburbs it can be also one of the sports with the highest rate of injury.
According to Sports Medicine Australia report on Netball and the “Attacking the Goal of Netball Injury Prevention: A Review of the Literature”:
The reasoning for this is that netball is a three dimensional sport with many sudden jumping, landing and changing directions on a hard court. This means that the stresses and strains on the body can come from any angle during play increasing the risk of injury. At the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths have extensive experience getting the best results with Netball injuries such as Ankle Sprains, ACL injuries and Calf and Hamstring strains.
To build a robust injury resistant body for netball requires a comprehensive history and assessment process going above and beyond what most clinics do. This means that we need to go deep into our examination to determine the risk of injury and your ability to return to sport. This process utilises:
Next our treatment process achieves pain relief in the shortest amount of time by using hands on Physiotherapy and Osteopathy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, articulation and stretching techniques including the use of the True Stretch system as well as Dry Needling and Taping techniques.
Finally your management plan will involve an individualised training plan to build your movement capacity (muscle and tendon strength, stamina, specific flexibility) as well as increasing your movement skill to make you more efficient out on the netball court to bullet proof your body from injury and increase performance.
If you suffer from netball injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinopathy, calf strain, hamstring strain, ankle sprains, returning from an ACL or knee injury, back pain or shoulder injury contact the Injury Rehab Centre – Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in Cheltenham to join our football specific injury assessment and rehabilitation program.