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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 ..

Injured athletes dilemma

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
Injured athletes dilemma Most athletes have extraordinary high levels of discipline for training when they are healthy but many come unstuck when they are injured. I think that part of the problem is the lack of an appropriate and well considered plan which provides adequate time for injury recovery. This needs to be balanced by a requirement to maintain a reasonable level of ..

What recreational athletes should and shouldn't learn from the professionals.

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
I am often asked how a certain player came back from injury so quickly. The answer is always multifactorial. Professional athletes tend to be genetically gifted, highly motivated, fit and healthy. Clearly professional athletes are genetically gifted in terms of their individual performance. Many of them probably do actually heal slightly quicker than normal but that is pro ..

We should have gone to POLICE long ago!

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
We should have gone to POLICE long ago! We all know and quote the acronym RICE for injury first aid. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation has long been used as the preferred treatment for nearly all acute injuries. There has been some debate regarding the use of ice and I explain my thoughts on this in a separate blog. In summary the blog poses an alterna ..


Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
Diets: Confusion may reign supreme here but let’s try to unravel some of the mysteries Diet is an interesting topic which I usually avoid discussing if I can. Discussions can tend to be quite emotive and devolve in to arguments which support each position. In many instances it is adversarial in nature which is disappointing. From my perspective I will simply attempt to avoid a ..

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