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AFL INJURIES2018-10-04T07:14:44+00:00

Project Description

INJURY STATISTICS

Between 2002-04 approximately 10,000 people were admitted to a hospital in Victoria due to a football-related injury. Almost 50% of injuries requiring a hospital visit are to 15-24-year-olds. The majority of injuries occur to male players (although this might change with female football taking off). It is important to note that the rates of injury in junior football eg Auskick are very low.

COMMON TYPES OF INJURY

Thigh, Knee,  Lower Leg,

Ankle,

Shoulder

GAMES MISSED

The following injuries are associated with the most games missed:

ACL reconstruction, Hamstring strain

Shoulder dislocation

Fracture, e.g. stress fracture to foot

WHY SANDRINGHAM SPORTS PHYSIO?

Our expert team at SSP are well equipped to manage your AFL related injuries. We have worked with the Sandringham Football Club since 1991, and have ties with local football clubs. Our experience has led to the development of comprehensive rehabilitation programs we use throughout the clinic, with the focus on accurate diagnosis and complete rehabilitation from beginning to end.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A CONSULTATION?

AFL players have particular requirements and are susceptible to various injuries due to the nature of the sport, which involves tackling, running, kicking, marking and handballing.

Physiotherapists at SSP will provide a detailed assessment of your injury. You will be given a Diagnosis and Management Plan moving forwards, as well as guidelines and recommendations for imminent games/trainings. Most importantly you will be provided with a comprehensive treatment plan addressing both the injury and reasons why it occurred. Preventative measures will be provided to you, which might include specific exercises for you and your injury management.

WOMEN’S AFL (AFLW)

With the successful introduction of Women’s AFL (AFLW) in 2017, women’s football is taking off in Victoria and across Australia. This is an exciting time for women and Sandringham Sports Physio is excited to be part of the journey in assisting women with their AFL related injuries.

FREE SCREENINGS

WOMEN’S AFL

Free 30-minute screening for all female AFL footballers of all age groups. This comprehensive screening covers all the major body parts known to be at risk during contact sport. At the end of the session, you will be explained your results and given an opportunity to book a session to work on any deficits found. We want you to be the best footballer you can be with minimal risk of injury.

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For more information about Sandringham Sports Physio, Bayside’s leading physiotherapy clinic, get in touch with our friendly team on 03 9583 5248, fill out our contact form, or book online with ease.

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