In Geelong, the most common things we seem to see are Ankle Sprains. Our clinic, is located at 275 Ryrie Street in the centre of Geelong. The fact that Geelong is such a sporting area is a great thing for the City. Providing both economoic and physical health. However painful sprains are very common in active populations. Ankle sprains appear to be a particularly common presentation in our Geelong clinic as the favorite sports of Geelong are AFL, Basketball and Netball. These 3 sports all have huge incidences of injury through the ankle. The combination of side to side motion, jumping and contact with other players can be a real recipe for disaster!
Ankle sprains are often undertreated with immobilization in the short term and rehabilitation in the medium to long term not being recommended or adhered to often enough. This often leads to long term pain and dysfunction of the ankle and often leads to even more ankle sprains.