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,
The following injuries are associated with the most games missed:
ACL reconstruction, Hamstring strain
Fracture, e.g. stress fracture to foot
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.
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.