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Sports injuries

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Teen Health - Health Topics - Sporting injuries - reducing the risks

Sport and other physical activities are fun and a great way to keep fit and feel good. When you enjoy sport and physical activity, the last thing you want is to miss out on sport because of injury. The good news is that, by following a few simple rules and using some plain common sense, many sporting injuries can be prevented.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Sports injury prevention -

Look at your exercise program in terms of FIT - Frequency, Intensity and Time. Only one of these should be increased each week.

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Groin strain (sports injury) information | myVMC

Groin strain is a term used to describe an injury to one of the muscles or tendons located within the groin region of the inner thigh.

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How to report pain | Cancer Australia

Many people dont like to complain about pain. However, its important to report any new or worsening pain so that doctors can find the most likely cause and recommend the best way of managing it.

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Concussion -

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results in sudden onset of neurological symptoms that resolve spontaneously over a varying period of time.

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Helping your child cope after an accident

Accidents are unexpected events that often result in injury such as a car accident, sporting accident, fall, burn injury or animal attack.

Read more on Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) website

Teeth-grinding & mouth guards: pre-teens | Raising Children Network

Teeth issues for kids in the pre-teen years include teeth-grinding and teeth injury. It might be time to consider a mouth guard if your child plays sport.

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Resistance Training (Weight Training; Strength Training) | myVMC

Resistance training:A type of physical activity that involves some form of resistance used against a muscle contraction. There are many types of resistance that can be used, each specific for the type of RT and the goals of the exercise.

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Bullying - The Trauma and Grief Network (TGN)

Bullying is a difficulty that many children may now experience. It can happen at school, in sporting groups or online. Bullying is an important issue that needs to be addressed by parents, carers, the community and young people as well. On this page there are some resources that provide some information about what bullying is,

Read more on Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) website

Brain Foundation | Concussion

Concussion Concussion (See also Acquired Brain Injury) Description Concussion is used to describe a minor head injury that is not usually life-threatening

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