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Sports injuries

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Sports injury prevention - myDr.com.au

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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Ankle sprains - Better Health Channel

Ankle sprain is a common sports injuries caused by overstretching and tearing the supporting ligaments.

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Use of genetic information in sport | NHMRC

DNA testing can be used for a number of purposes not related to health. One area of interest is the potential for DNA testing and genetic profiles in sport applications such as talent identification, individualised training programs and avoidance of sport-related injury.

Read more on NHMRC – National Health and Medical Research Council website

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

Mouthguards (31-64yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

To prevent serious dental injury while active, wear a customised mouthguard. Information for Adults 31 - 64 years.

Read more on ADA – Australian Dental Association website

Mouthguards (12-17yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

To prevent serious dental injury while active, wear a customised mouthguard. Information for Teens Age 12 - 17 Years.

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Mouthguards (18-30yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

To prevent serious dental injury while active, wear a customised mouthguard. Information for younger Adults 18 - 30 years.

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Elbow pain - Better Health Channel

Elbow pain and can result from overuse in a range of sports or occupations.

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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

Concussion - Brain Foundation

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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