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Sprinting and your performance

If you are attempting to improve your ability to sprint for sport to just have the desire to push your body to the limits. Affinity Allied Health Clinic has developing 5 techniques that can give you the edge over your competitor, whether it’s against your......

Is my hamstring ready to return to sport?

Hamstring injuries are common in sports that require high speed running and kicking, the AFL recorded in 2013 as the highest rate of injury with 24% of the total amount of injuries sustain during that season. And it remains the most common and prevalent injury......

Sleep

What are the effects of sleep deprivation on your health? Many of us know what it feels like at some stage or another, living busy lives with hectic and overloaded schedules. Interrupted sleep schedules or poor sleeping habits can often be the cause of a......

5 Simple Recovery Steps To Take Following a Lower Limb Tendon Injury

Understanding how tendons work is an important process when assisting individuals in their rehabilitation process.  A tendons main function is to transmit contractile forces to the skeleton which in turn helps with generating joint movement. Tendons generally have a poor blood supply which means that damage......

Are you suffering from heel pain?

Are you suffering from heel pain?  Are you finding that that it is affecting your day to day activity? You could be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue......

Tips on Improving Mental Health

Here are some really simple activities to incorporate into your daily practice to improve your mental health.  1. Focus on past positive experiences A study published in the journal Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice in 2016 found that “Positive emotions are associated with increased mental......

High Intensity Interval Training – Why it really works!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become increasingly popular over recent times. We do know that physical activity and exercise offer us a very wide range of health benefits. One of these is cardio-respiratory fitness. Having low cardio-respiratory fitness puts you at risk of many......

Tips on preventing hamstring injuries in sport

Hamstrings are a common site of injury for a large range of sports that require dynamic movements like sprinting, changing direction and lunging type of activities. (Eg. AFL) How do we prevent your risk of injury? Risk factors which can increase your chance of a hamstring......

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) Injury – Rehabilation

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a medial stabilizor of the knee. This ligament is a fan like ligament that support knee joint and if often injuries in contact sports or sports that involve cutting or changing direction. The MCL also supports the ACL and if often......