Rugby


What role do mouth guards and headgear play in concussion prevention?

There have been many studies over the years looking at the effects of protective equipment in sport and the impact on concussion. Particularly in rugby, in the form of mouth guards and headgear.  Here we take a look at what is in the research at the moment. HEADGEAR Headgear, usually […]


Why So Many Shoulder Injuries During Rugby?

As the team physio for Rangataua men’s premier and development teams, I am privy to the assessment and treatment of a multitude of injuries. Whilst we see a lot of lower limb injuries and concussions from rugby – we commonly get lots of shoulder injuries. Due to the nature of […]


Concussion – all you need to know [and more].

Lindsay and I were the physiotherapists for Greerton Marists Premier and Development rugby teams this season. We had an awesome season which has just finished with an intense game in the premier semi-finals against Te Puna. Throughout the season we had a variety of injuries across both teams however, one that […]


How to tie your shoelaces so they don’t come undone.

In this short video we teach you a guaranteed way to tie your shoelaces to make sure they never come undone. This is fantastic advice for almost all of our active athletes! From running to court sports like netball, basketball, tennis and squash, to field sports like rugby, hockey, cricket […]