We have been working hard to give you access to some excellent resources. Based on the interest shown by our new members we have added a number of new resources to our website. We have left some essentials on the home page however we now have dedicated pages to all aspects of football medicine. We will be adding to these as we go along but feel free to check them out today! We will be adding more on nutrition and podiatry in the near future. Resource Pages: Sports Medicine Co
As part of our job at the NSW Football Medicine Association, we are constantly searching for excellent resources for our members. The recent addition of the Football Medicine Network to the Football Medicine Diploma is a great (and free) resource for practitioners. Hear from some of the experts in the football medicine field. This isn't just for doctors and physiotherapists but anyone that works with players with ankle sprains one of the most common injuries in football. Enjo
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures are associated with the one of the highest injury burdens in elite and sub-elite football. ACL ruptures cost on average $6000 injury with women are between 2-8 times more likely to rupture their ACL. It is important to explore ways to reduce injury risk for all players. First step....understand how it happens. This is an excellent video on the mechanism of ACL rupture and we will follow shortly with the most common ways it happens in
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) recently launched their Concussion in Sport Workshops in Australia. They have designed 2 programs: a community focus and a medically focused - to ensure player safety and evaluation is a focus at all levels of sport. Please check out the links below: Community Concussion in Sport Workshop Medically Focused Concussion in Sport Workshop Time to get in involved!!
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) recently launched their Concussion in Sport Workshops in Australia. They have designed 2 programs: a community focus and a medically focused - to ensure player safety and evaluation is a focus at all levels of sport. There are 2 courses running in Wollongong, conducted by NRL Head of Medical, Dr. Paul Bloomfield, in March and April. Community Concussion in Sport Workshop – Wollongong, Thursday 15th March Medically Focused Concussion in Sport Wo
The NSW Football Medicine Association is excited to announce the launch of memberships. The memberships are FREE and are open to everyone involved in the welfare of players - including medical staff, physiotherapists, sports scientists, coaches and administrators. Benefits include: - free access to e-updates and e-news - exclusive access to Football Federation of Australia Research - a vehicle to raise issues and concerns re garding all aspects of Player Welfare in footall -
This is an excellent infographic outlining the key components for a Sports Medicine setup. The issue in sub-elite football is the how and where can we access this amount of support and resources. This is why the Football Medicine Association was born! Our goal is to put together a resource that covers many of these points, allowing you to Define Your Culture based on facts not just opinion. As Point 6 states...leverage the wisdom of crowds!! Let’s Make Football Safer Together
We will be launching a membership drive shortly to start the process of giving you a voice in football. Membership will be FREE and allows you direct access to resources, position statements and current policy documents. It will also allow you, as a member to raise concerns that you have regarding player welfare in football and help us raise the bar much higher. Let's make football safer together!