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Are women at greater risk of concussion than men?

Are women at greater risk of concussion than men?

We couldn’t be happier about women’s sport taking off. As we are all aware, genetically, women and men are built slightly differently. Men have more testosterone and naturally build muscle easier than women. But could the difference in the way we are built be impacting women’s risk at injury? This news report suggests that it might.    With the increase in women playing professional level sport, Channel 10 looked into this issue earlier this year.  The report states "Head trauma experts say women are more susceptible to concussions than men - and as women's sport takes off in popularity, there's...

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5 Facts About Mouthguards

5 Facts About Mouthguards

Mouthguards aren't the most talked about topic in the sports club, but for something that provides you with as much protection as a mouthguard, we wanted to share with you 5 things you might not have known about mouthguards.  1. The Typical Types of Mouthguards Stock Mouthguards: Stock mouthguards follow a basic shape and don’t need to be moulded to the mouth. They typically come in small, medium and large sizes. These are ill-fitting and relatively outdated. Boil n Bite Mouthguards: A Boil n Bite mouthguard is exactly what you would think it is. A mouthguard purchased from a chemist...

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Communication- The Key To Your Team's Success.

Communication- The Key To Your Team's Success.

We don’t think it’s any secret that team cohesiveness is essential to your teams sporting success. And what do we think the key fundamental to team cohesiveness is? Communication. Communication both on and off the field is crucial in getting the most out of your team. After All, if you are playing team sports you are playing as a team and not as individuals. Off Field: Off the field, communication channels should be open from the coaches, to the players to the trainers. Making sure that each player is aware of the part they are supposed to play, what players...

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Preparing for Summer Sport and Preseason

Preparing for Summer Sport and Preseason

Keep Your Fitness Up As winter sports have been finished for a few weeks now, we hope you have given yourselves a couple of weeks of well-deserved rest. But with the summer season fast approaching, we thought we would share some tips and tricks to help get you ready for summer sport or the start of preseason. After all, there is nothing worse than getting to your first training of the new season and realising you have lost the fitness you worked so hard to build up over winter. Unfortunately, you can lose fitness and muscle pretty quickly. So it’s...

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No Guard, No Play.

No Guard, No Play.

No Mouthguard, No play is a petition rapidly gaining traction around Australia as two associations have teamed up to promote the safety of our Aussie sportspeople. The Australian Dental Association and Sports Medicine Australia have teamed up to promote the use of mouthguards in all sports across Australia to minimise the risk of injuries. Many schools and sports clubs have jumped on board by signing up to the policy. But why all the fuss? Let’s take a look at why these associations are making it a mission for Aussies nationwide to wear a mouthguard across all sports whether it’s a...

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