Neuromuscular Training & Why is it important?

Chris Ball - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Why your brain is the reason you need knee surgery! Many sport injuries are caused by an athlete’s loss of protective mechanisms rather than due to trauma. Patients come to me often perplexed at how they suffered a serious ligament injury and say “no one even touched me”. The reality is that’s exactly how the vast majority of injuries occur. Watch this video compilatio ..

Radiation Exposure - Should I get the Scan? Part 2

Chris Ball - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Should I get that scan? Getting a scan sounds simple and straightforward but it is actually a more complex decision than most people would be aware. Using my own experience working in sports medicine, I order many scans. I am requested to order more than are required from my perspective while patients refuse others I consider necessary. There are a several important issues to consider when ha ..

Radiation Exposure - Should I get that scan?

Chris Ball - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Should I get that scan? Getting a scan sounds simple and straightforward but it is actually a more complex decision than most people would be aware. Using my own experience working in sports medicine, I order many scans. I am requested to order more than are required from my perspective while patients refuse others I consider necessary. There are a several important issues to conside ..

Ice Baths

Chris Ball - Thursday, September 15, 2016
The use of ice for injury and training recovery. In the last decade there has emerged quite a lot of controversy regarding the use of ice for both injury management and recovery from training. Ice (cryotherapy) is a low cost treatment which is extremely popular to the point of being standard practice in medical and sport conditioning fields. It is used for:- • injury first aid  ..

Netball Patients

Chris Ball - Monday, September 28, 2015
A few patients from the massive netball carnival, came to clinic on a Saturday afternoon. Private xray facilities had closed but needed imaging done ASAP. Lucky SCNQ is one of very few medical centres with after-hours xray privileges at the Townsville Hospital!!! Referred for after-hours xray meaning they avoided a several hour wait to see a doctor. Got crutches and casts all done at th ..

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