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Separated Shoulder (AC Joint Sprain)

Separated Shoulder (AC Joint Sprain)

WHAT IS IT? The Acromioclavicular  (AC) Joint is the joint between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. It is the only bony joint attaching the upper arm to the body and is essential in transferring forces from the arm to the trunk. To keep the joint stable it is reinforced by three thick ligaments; the Acromioclavicular, Coracoclavicular and Coracoacromial ligaments. HOW DOES IT BECOME SEPARATED? A tear of the AC joint usually occurs from force directly on the shoulder, often...

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sports injury prevention and treatment

Are you ready for the Footy Season?

It’s finally that time of year again – the footy season is about to kick off! Unfortunately, the nature of the sport brings its fair share of injuries with it too. In my experience working with various footy clubs, these are the most common injuries that I’ve encountered – and how to help prevent them. Concussion: This is a complex process which affects the brain, and is induced by traumatic mechanical forces – most commonly a direct blow to the...

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