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ACL injuries

Australian rules football, rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer, and skiing. All sports synonymous with Winter sport within Australia. What you may not know is that these sports are also most frequently associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures within Australian sport (Janssen et al, 2011). A recent study conducted by Zbrojkiewicz, Vertullo, and Grayson (2018) looked at the rates of ACL reconstruction within young Australian’s between 2000-2015. As the Winter sports season has just kicked off, it is important to be aware of their findings and how they may impact you.

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Pain? What is Pain?

You have just rolled your ankle, you heard a ‘crack’, now your ankle is starting to swell and go red, and the pain is building up. Maybe you first noticed your pain after a hard gym session, or a day in the garden. Or maybe you don’t know how your pain started, it just did. All you know is that you feel pain and want it to go away. But what is pain? Why does it start? And what can we do to fix it?

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