Understanding Injuries Related to Sport

Dr Joe de Beer has worked with many sportsmen over many different sports. Hes knowledge within sports injuries is diverse, listed below is some of the information he has acquired over his career.

Injuries Related To Rugby

An increase in the frequency and severity of shoulder injuries in rugby has been noted and this realisation has prompted guidelines such as this one to be drawn up as a guide for the coaches, physiotherapists and sport physicians caring for the players on the field. Of equal importance is that younger players are playing more competitively and aggressively and the specific injury patterns in these players with immature skeletal structures should be realised.

Why have a “manual” on shoulder injuries in rugby, and not simply use the standard references on shoulder injuries? The reasons are that certain injury patterns occur in rugby specific to the sport and that the players have different requirements as far as rehabilitation and return to this high contact activity within a relative short period.

Understand Your Shoulder Pain

Pain can be very uncomfortable, understanding your shoulder pain can help you make a decision on what to do next.