• Australian Rules Football

    Australian football is a contact sport that often results in injuries from tackling, kicking, running, hand-balling, marking and constant physical competition for the ball.

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  • Baseball / Softball

    Baseball injuries rank 13th (for children) and 16th (for adults) in terms of sport and recreation injury presentations to Australian hospital emergency departments.

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  • Basketball

    Basketball is a dynamic game of speed with frequent and aggressive body contacts that can result in injury. Popular in Australia, players of all ages and skill levels participate.

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  • Cricket

    Cricket is a popular summer sport in Australia that has seen the pace, hazards and player expectations of the game increase over the years.

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  • Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding

    Snowboarding is a popular sport with an estimated participant growth rate of 20% per year. The rate of injury for snowboarding is 4 injuries per 1,000 days.

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  • Golf

    Regular golf can offer a range of health benefits – improving stamina, cardio fitness and muscular endurance. Risk of injury is low compared to other sports, however injuries do occur.

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  • Gymnastics

    Due to the exciting, energetic and challenging nature of gymnastics, injuries may occur, as is the case with any physical activity. Correct management of these helps prevent re-injury.

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  • Hockey

    Hockey places many demands on the technical and physical skills of players. Players accelerate, decelerate and change direction all whilst trying to hit, pass, stop/trap or dribble the ball.

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  • Netball

    Netball places many demands on the technical and physical skills of players, with injuries occurring predominantly to the lower leg, wrist, hand and fingers.

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  • Rugby Union / Rugby League

    Rugby League involves players accelerating, decelerating, changing direction, tackling, passing, catching and kicking. The speed and contact nature of the game can result in injury.

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  • Running

    Running is a popular fitness activity because of its health benefits, affordability and convenience, however running can cause injuries, often due to overtraining.

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  • Soccer

    Football places many demands on the technical and physical skills of players. Players accelerate, decelerate, jump, cut, pivot, kick and head the ball, all of which can result in injury.

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  • Squash

    Squash is a high impact sport requiring quick movement around the court, whilst maintaining ball placement and awareness of ball position, racquets and other players.

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  • Surfing

    Recent research suggests that lacerations account for almost half of all surfing injuries. Sprains account for over a quarter of all injuries followed by dislocations and fractures.

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  • Swimming

    Swimming is a popular activity as it is low impact and can be enjoyed by people of all ages both indoors and outdoors for fun, fitness or competition.

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  • Swimming WA Development Camp 2016 – Generic Land Program

    Here's some land-based general strengthening exercises to help you in the pool. These exercises are not intended to replace any existing programs from your coach or trainer.

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  • Swimming WA Development Camp 2016 – Generic Stretching Index

    Try these stretches daily prior to your swim holding for 30 to 60 seconds. Its important you find what works for you and use them to form a structured pool-side warmup.

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  • Swimming WA Development Camp 2016 – Slides

    Swimming is a balancing act requiring extreme positions to produce force without drag. If your body cant adopt these extreme positions you’re more likely to get injured.

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  • Tennis

    Tennis is a sport that can be played on a variety of surfaces from grass to hard court. Requiring speed, power, endurance, balance and coordination which can result in injury.

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  • Volleyball

    Volleyball places many demands on the technical and physical skills of players. The game brings many health benefits however injuries can and do occur.

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  • Walking

    Regular walking will improve your overall health and fitness. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, bone strength and muscle power.

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