The 2013/2014 local cricket season is fast approaching, as well as the opening Ashes Test between Australia and England commencing 21 November at the GABBA. There are a number of common cricket injuries that present at our practice as the season heats up.
Common cricket injuries we diagnose and treat:
Soft tissue injuries - Hamstring, calf and back strains mainly seen in batsmen.
Overuse injuries - Lower back and shoulder injuries commonly seen in fast bowlers.
Impact injuries - Finger and hand injuries experienced by fielders and wicket keepers.
Many of the same soft tissue and overuse injuries cricketers suffer are also experienced by gymnasts, dancers, swimmers, soccer and AFL football players, basketballers, netballers, triathletes, cyclists, rowers and martial artists.
Pre-season sports screening tests
Many soft tissue and overuse injuries are preventable by undertaking relevant sports specific screening tests prior to the start of pre-season training. An experienced physiotherapist will be able to perform the appropriate screening tests specific to your sport and outline any areas that should be addressed prior to the commencement of competition, such as areas of muscle imbalance or reduced flexibility.
The physiotherapists at Essendon Physio Group are experienced in sports specific screening as well as treatment of injuries for many competitive sports. We service athletes across Melbourne including, Essendon, Strathmore, Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds, Pascoe Vale, Ascot Vale, East Keilor, Niddrie, Airport West, Maribryrnong, Tullamarine, Gladstone park, Brunswick, Coburg, Preston, Carlton, Oak Park, Glenroy and Taylors Lakes.
Private health rebates are claimable for this service, so if you have an old injury from last season giving you trouble, or just want to be sure you're right to go this season, call 9351 0677 or book an appointment online.