Unfortunately, some aches and pains are inevitable when we try something new on the pitch or do “too much, too soon”. When those aches and pains force us onto the sideline, there’s lots of things you can do to help stop them occurring again.
Remember RICER? Try POLICE(R) in the first 24-72hrs post injury:
Both of these programmes reduce the risk of injury whilst playing football by around 30-50%!
Michael Reynolds – APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
St Ives Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Centre are proud sponsors of NSFA and Northern Tigers FC.
All of the team at St Ives Physiotherapy are available for in-person appointments with enhanced health and safety procedures. Telehealth consultations are also available for those who wish to access expert advice and perform tailored exercise programs from the comfort of their own home.
David McWilliams graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. He is a member of Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Australia, Sports Medicine Australia