A spate of recent accidents on giant tube slides are more than we should expect from “normal rough and tumble” play in a visit to the local playground.
The collection of athlete data in professional sport has outpaced legal requirements and scientifically-proven benefit to athletes.
Many people have been moving less since the pandemic, and one consequence may be a reduction in core strength. But there are a variety of exercises you can do to focus on improving your core.
Every year, about 70 per cent of long-term care residents have at least one fall, and half of those result in injury. Wearable gear and changes to living spaces aim to prevent falls and limit injury.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
Running, jumping, tackling, not to mention handling the ball, means Aussie Rules players risk injuries to their hands and wrists serious enough to send them to the emergency department.
Genetic testing could help us build targeted and effective training routines for athletes, but the emerging science could also introduce opportunity for discrimination in the sporting world.
It’s easy to get caught up in World Cup fever. But if watching the beautiful game inspires you to get out and play, injury prevention is vital.
Do you land on your heel or forefoot when running? Listening to your technique might give you a clue and reduce your chances of injury.