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Injuries occur during both competition (78% of AFL injuries) and training (13%), with the higher incidences of injuries occurring early in the season. Striking is responsible for causing 28% of injuries, collision causes 21%, while overuse injuries cause 12% of all injuries. Sprains account for 30% of all AFL injuries and fractures 13%.

Afl Injuries Preston

As of 2022 Andrew continues to play AFL in the VAFA (200+ games) and in his Preston practice has treated AFL injuries over the past 15 years

Afl Injuries Treatment Preston

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstrings are the most common AFL injury each year with 6 injuries occurring per club on average. Hamstring strains occur due to over striding when close to maximum speed and trying to maintain speed. Other common mechanisms of hamstring strain injury in AFL are leaning forward when trying to maintain or achieve extra speed, bending to pick up the ball whilst running or attempting to break out of a tackle. Hamstring injuries are more common with slippery grounds due to less traction (Orchard, 2000).

AFL related Quadriceps strains

Quadriceps strains are more frequent on the dominant side during training, when the practice environment is less varied than during a game. They occur more often during short kicks when the player is running at high speeds.

Afl Injury Treatment Preston

Hand AFL injuries

Recreational AFL players are more likely to injure their upper limbs than competitive participants players. This may be due to poor skill and coordination when tackling and poor tackling and falling techniques.

Knee AFL injuries

Extrinsic factors such as ground hardness and increased traction can lead to increased knee injuries. Athletes with longer cleats have even greater boot to ground traction.

The strongest risk factor for ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury was a past history of ACL reconstruction. Players returning from ACL reconstruction have a 10 times greater risk of recurrence in the immediate months after their return and a four times greater risk of injuring either knee in their football career.

PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries are more common and prevalent in ruckman who jump for the ball during the centre bounce.

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Afl Injuries Near Preston Andrew Cunningham Chiropractor taking a mark playing AFL

Groin Strains and Pubic Stress Syndrome

Groin strains and pubic stress syndrome are the 2nd most frequent injury in AFL, behind hamstring strains. Overloading of the pelvic ring is common due to repetitive and frequent kicking and changing direction during running and sprinting.

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Our Clinic in Preston Treating AFL Injuries

AFL Injury Chiropractor Preston & Massage Therapy Preston.

We house the best Chiropractors in Preston and massage in preston that help AFL Injury.

We provide Chiropractic and massage therapy to all local Preston residents with AFL Injury and surrounding communities including Fairfield, Northcote, Heidelberg, Pascoe Vale, Coburg, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg Heights, Reservoir, Thomastown & Thornbury.

Local Chiro and Massage servicing the Preston, Thornbury, Reservoir, Northcote, Pascoe Vale and Coburg areas.

Clinic Locations

We have two locations:

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Trading Hours

Our clinics are open the following hours:

  • Weekdays: 8am – 9pm
  • Saturdays: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Sundays: 9am – 6pm
Health Insurance

We have a HICAPS terminal onsite that can apply real time rebates for Australian private health insurance funds.

Service Area for AFL Injury Chiro

We provide Chiropractic care to all local Preston residents and surrounding communities including Fairfield, Northcote, Heidelberg, Pascoe Vale, Coburg, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg Heights, Reservoir, Thomastown & Thornbury.

Your AFL Injury Fast Recovery in Preston

Located close to the border of Preston and Thornbury, Advanced Health Chiropractic provides outstanding and holistic chiropractic, massage and clinical pilates care in a warm and inviting space.

New Patients
  • Early Morning and Late Appointments
  • Long 30-45 minute Chiro consultation times
  • Australian Olympic team massage therapist working on site
  • Massage appointments starting at $60.00
  • Weekend Appointments
  • Our Chiropractor in Preston treats the root causes of AFL Injury and biomechanical dysfunction, not just the symptoms using scientific evidence based treatments
What to expect during your first visit?

We charge $70 for all Chiropractic appointments. Your 1st appointment is $70 and if required, any subsequent appointments are $70. This is not including private health insurance rebates. At Advanced Health a 30-45 minute Chiropractic treatment can include: Chiropractic adjustments, Massage, Dry Needling/Acupuncture, spinal traction (ideal for disc injuries), Taping and Clinical Reformer based Pilates.

The best Chiropractor in Preston for AFL Hamstring Strains and Tears

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Here is a list of common injuries we treat:

Chiropractic AFL Hamstring Tear Recovery in Preston

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