Injury Prevention

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Help and advice with injury prevention in Frankston

We have a range of injury prevention services at Lifecare Frankston including assessments and screening facilities. We also offer you tips and advice on how to avoid most injuries occurring, thanks to our exceptionally detailed knowledge and experience in all common complaints. 
Injury Prevention

Injury preventive dancer screening

At Lifecare, our physiotherapy addresses injury prevention through its preventive dancer screening, offering dancers a way to investigate any health concerns you are facing. You will have the help of a dance physiotherapist who is specialised in evaluation, treatments and dance injury prevention, to help guide and advise you on any common and irregular complaints.

One-on-one injury prevention program

Our dance physiotherapists provide an injury prevention assessment where you will be seen for one hour individually to review all your concerns, complaints, physical condition and performance during a set of tests. This is to highlight any risks to a dancer that you are potentially exposed to and a chance to discuss in detail before the injury occurs. Once the assessment is complete, you will be given a personalised injury prevention exercise regime that recommends modifications of techniques, training strategies, and dance structure to maximise your wellbeing potential.

Back tips and injury prevention advice

Spinal cords are like a human highway, where thousands of messages a second are relied on to function properly. Your backbone and muscles protect this delicate spinal area, so it is important to be fully aware how to prevent injury.

Prevention

As we sit for up to 80% of our waking day during work, travel, entertainment and meals, our stomach muscles get very little usage. Traditionally we strengthen our abdominals by sit-ups and crunches but there are new exercises which have been developed to be more specific and more effective.

If you suffer with ongoing or recurrent back pain, these exercises are essential to helping you get better. A regular exercise program is also very beneficial such as walking, running, cycling or swimming. Aiming for 30-40 minutes 3 times a week proves to be the best 'prescription' for heart disease, osteoporosis, and general arthritis and for many medical problems. Don’t delay, ask your physiotherapist how to get started.

Awareness tips and exercises

  • Think before shopping and when pushing your trolley around
  • Change direction slowly with your trolley.
  • Ask for assistance if reaching above your height for shelf items.
  • Look out for 'slippery when wet' signs to prevent a fall.
  • When standing still, rest one foot on the bottom of your trolley. It flattens and rests your back. Make sure to change legs frequently.
  • When loading your, car tighten your stomach muscles, lift with two hands and avoid twisting as you lift. 
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