Sport plays a central role in keeping us fit and healthy, but there’s another side to sport that we must be wary of, particularly in contact sports.
Part 2 of Concussion in Sport. You can read Part 1 here. PART 2 OF: “HEAD THE BALL…THE BALL ISN’T GOING TO HURT YOU” OR “SHAKE IT OFF, YOU’LL BE FINE” Over recent years there have been an increasing level of attention and focused placed upon the sports-related traumatic brain injury, particularly surrounding concussion. Since the overwhelming attention, surrounding “concussion” an increase frequency of occurrences within contact sports areRead more
The question of whether supplements are worthwhile and safe for athletes to use is always a hot topic. The pros and cons, risks and rewards need to be weighed up for each athlete and by each athlete who is considering using supplements. Of course, this is even more crucial for athletes who are competing at a level where they will be tested for banned substances. WHAT IS A SUPPLEMENT?Read more
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilising ligaments of the knee. The ligament spans between the inner surfaces of the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone), limiting the forward motion of the tibia in relation to the femur. The ACL is most commonly injured in ball sports and skiing (up to 70-80% of all injuries), where rapid changes of direction, pivoting on aRead more
Taken from Raymond Schep’s Book “Eat Right For Life.” For some reason I became interested in playing rugby at the age of 52, after seeing rugby games broadcast on TV in the USA. I had played rugby in school from the age of about 14 to 17 but did not continue when I went to college. I found rugby clubs in Los Angeles and joined one. I was surprisinglyRead more
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