Alarming statistics of children suffering serious knee injuries playing sport

New 2016 medicare data has showed that the number of children undergoing ACL reconstructions has more than tripled in the last 15 years. This figure does not take into account the number of children injuring their ACL’s and not undergoing surgery, children who were misdiagnosed and those who were treated in the public system. The ACL is a ligament within the knee that is vital … Continue reading Alarming statistics of children suffering serious knee injuries playing sport

Australian children are some of the least active children in the world!

A recent report by Active Health Kids Australia, has for the second time given Australia a D-minus grade for children’s physical activity. This essentially means that our children are some of the LEAST active children in the world! The recommended guidelines for exercise is 1 hour a day everyday, yet this is achieved by fewer than one in five Australian children aged between 5 and … Continue reading Australian children are some of the least active children in the world!

Exercises You Should Be Doing!

Following on from the previous post regarding knee injuries in Karate, the treatment approach must be specific and targeted towards the hips. Improving knee valgus seen in Karate must therefore be addressed just like knee valgus is addressed in all other sports, through strengthening and re-learning of proper movement patterns. Poor knee control is evident through the knee moving inwards at the knee joint, however … Continue reading Exercises You Should Be Doing!