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MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY CRICKET
CLUB
SEASON ’13/14
IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
PERFECT BIOMECHANICS
REDUCE INJURY RATES
Kusal Goonewa...
14 YEAR CAREER - SPORTS MEDICINE.
FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF VIGOR SPORTS MED AND
ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MED.
OVER 15,000 TREATMENT SESSIONS IN
SPORTS INJURIES & PERFORMANCE
MELB UNI SPORTS PHYSIO SINCE 2002
HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE AT MELB UNI
SINCE 2008
CURRENT TEAM OF 4 PHYSIOS AT MELB
UNI.
LECTURER, CONSULTANT
AUSTRALIA, CHINA, SRI LANKA
INJURIES IN CRICKET
Low Back Pain
Side Strain
INJURIES IN CRICKET
Hamstring Strain
Groin injuries
Knee Pain
INJURIES IN CRICKET
Shoulder Pain
Sprained Ankle
THE KINETIC CHAIN
 Everything connected
 Movement involves
contribution from the whole
body
WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET
- 1
Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body
Due to
Ground Reaction Forces
WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET
- 2
Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body
Repetitive habits → Posture
WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET
- 3
Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body
Poor Biomechanics
WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET
- 4
Trauma
WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 5
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Athlete 1 Athlete 2
Loading
Tolerance
Loading vs Tolerance
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
THE NERVES
Very, Very Sensitive
65-85% of athletes will have neural ‘tightness’ if and when t...
HOW DO THE NERVES GET AFFECTED
- 1
+ =
HOW DO THE NERVES GET AFFECTED
- 2
+ =
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
(1ST OF 4)
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
(2ND OF 4)
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
(3RD OF 4)
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
(4TH OF 4)
THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS
75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE THE SEASON
TIP 1: POSTURE
 What is good posture?
 Relaxed muscle groups vs Overactive
 What to fee...
WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE THE SEASON
TIP 1 (CONT): POSTURE
Motor Learning – CORRECT BIOMECHANICS
Keep it simple
Keep it precise...
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
POSTURE/CONTROL – TAPING
TECHNIQUE 1
Thoracic Spine
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
POSTURE/CONTROL – TAPING
TECHNIQUE 2
New – Core tape technique
8 months of research to per...
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
LOADING VS TOLERANCE – EXERCISE
1
‘Rolled Up Towel’ Exercise
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
LOADING VS TOLERANCE – EXERCISE
2
The Spinal Roll Exercise
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
RECOVERY - 1
Contrast Baths and Salt Water
Sea Swims (30-40 min)
Contrast Baths (Hot/Cold)...
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
RECOVERY - 2
Sleep
Best Form of Recovery
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON
RECOVERY - 3
Drinks, Fluids and Hydration
Alcohol Awareness
Red Bull 
Gatorade/Powerade/L...
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Before/ During the Season
Posture
Taping
Exercises
During the Season
Recovery Recovery Recovery
Pe...
WHAT HAPPENS AT
ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE…
What is the CAUSE of my pain?
Provide you with a diagnosis
Can they HELP m...
WHAT HAPPENS AT
ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE…
 Free Biomechanical Assessments
WHAT HAPPENS AT
ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE…
 Free Biomechanical Assessments (Cont)
WHAT HAPPENS AT ELITE AKADEMY
SPORTS MEDICINE…
Unique Pricing Structure
in 2013
Special for all participants
4 week: $350 ...
FINAL THOUGHTS
Our Mission
To help our athletes achieve the best
results, in the shortest period of time.
We love What We ...
THANK YOU.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to
send a note or call our clinic 8344 4948
My email ad...
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Presented by Elite Athlete Sports Physiotherapist - Kusal Goonewardena, APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist.

With over 15,000 treatment sessions in sports alone Kusal Gooonewardena shares the latest clinical findings on improving performance, perfecting biomechanics, decreasing injury rates and helping elite cricketers perform at their peak.

In this presentaiton Kusal shares:
1. The types of injuries that are prevalent in elite cricket
2. Why these injuries occur
3. How to prevent these injuries and

In this presentation Kusal shares:
4. How a cricketer can prepare for a cricket season or tour.

5. Elite Akademy Sports Physiotherapy's unique assessment process.

6. How Elite Akademy Sports Medicine is helping to identify these injuries earlier and therefore getting these athletes back faster, fitter and stronger.

Hope you enjoy!

For more information goto www.EliteAkademy.com

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Elite Cricket - Decrease Injury and Improve Performance (A Sports Physiotherapy Update)

  1. 1. MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY CRICKET CLUB SEASON ’13/14 IMPROVE PERFORMANCE PERFECT BIOMECHANICS REDUCE INJURY RATES Kusal Goonewardena Elite Athlete APA Sports Physiotherapist
  2. 2. 14 YEAR CAREER - SPORTS MEDICINE. FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF VIGOR SPORTS MED AND ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MED.
  3. 3. OVER 15,000 TREATMENT SESSIONS IN SPORTS INJURIES & PERFORMANCE
  4. 4. MELB UNI SPORTS PHYSIO SINCE 2002 HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE AT MELB UNI SINCE 2008
  5. 5. CURRENT TEAM OF 4 PHYSIOS AT MELB UNI. LECTURER, CONSULTANT AUSTRALIA, CHINA, SRI LANKA
  6. 6. INJURIES IN CRICKET Low Back Pain Side Strain
  7. 7. INJURIES IN CRICKET Hamstring Strain Groin injuries Knee Pain
  8. 8. INJURIES IN CRICKET Shoulder Pain Sprained Ankle
  9. 9. THE KINETIC CHAIN  Everything connected  Movement involves contribution from the whole body
  10. 10. WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 1 Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body Due to Ground Reaction Forces
  11. 11. WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 2 Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body Repetitive habits → Posture
  12. 12. WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 3 Dysfunction Somewhere in the Body Poor Biomechanics
  13. 13. WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 4 Trauma
  14. 14. WHY DO INJURIES OCCUR IN CRICKET - 5 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Athlete 1 Athlete 2 Loading Tolerance Loading vs Tolerance
  15. 15. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS THE NERVES Very, Very Sensitive 65-85% of athletes will have neural ‘tightness’ if and when they increase their training load. Can decrease your Sports Performance Indicators (SPI’s) by 25% Normal Nerve Affected/Dysfunctional Nerve
  16. 16. HOW DO THE NERVES GET AFFECTED - 1 + =
  17. 17. HOW DO THE NERVES GET AFFECTED - 2 + =
  18. 18. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS 75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO… (1ST OF 4)
  19. 19. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS 75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO… (2ND OF 4)
  20. 20. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS 75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO… (3RD OF 4)
  21. 21. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS 75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO… (4TH OF 4)
  22. 22. THE LATEST CLINICAL FINDINGS 75% OF INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO…
  23. 23. WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE THE SEASON TIP 1: POSTURE  What is good posture?  Relaxed muscle groups vs Overactive  What to feel…  Upper spine  Lower spine/Pelvis Positioning  Lets practice
  24. 24. WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE THE SEASON TIP 1 (CONT): POSTURE Motor Learning – CORRECT BIOMECHANICS Keep it simple Keep it precise How many times before its perfect… The Magic number 3000 repetitions
  25. 25. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON POSTURE/CONTROL – TAPING TECHNIQUE 1 Thoracic Spine
  26. 26. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON POSTURE/CONTROL – TAPING TECHNIQUE 2 New – Core tape technique 8 months of research to perfect – ideal during sport/training
  27. 27. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON LOADING VS TOLERANCE – EXERCISE 1 ‘Rolled Up Towel’ Exercise
  28. 28. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON LOADING VS TOLERANCE – EXERCISE 2 The Spinal Roll Exercise
  29. 29. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON RECOVERY - 1 Contrast Baths and Salt Water Sea Swims (30-40 min) Contrast Baths (Hot/Cold) (Hot 1 min; Cold 30 sec) Repeat 7 times.
  30. 30. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON RECOVERY - 2 Sleep Best Form of Recovery
  31. 31. WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE SEASON RECOVERY - 3 Drinks, Fluids and Hydration Alcohol Awareness Red Bull  Gatorade/Powerade/Lucozade 
  32. 32. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER Before/ During the Season Posture Taping Exercises During the Season Recovery Recovery Recovery Performance Up to 35% Better
  33. 33. WHAT HAPPENS AT ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE… What is the CAUSE of my pain? Provide you with a diagnosis Can they HELP me?  If yes, we work out how How LONG before I recover?  Time taken to recover What can I do to PREVENT this?  Exercises for recovery and prevention
  34. 34. WHAT HAPPENS AT ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE…  Free Biomechanical Assessments
  35. 35. WHAT HAPPENS AT ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE…  Free Biomechanical Assessments (Cont)
  36. 36. WHAT HAPPENS AT ELITE AKADEMY SPORTS MEDICINE… Unique Pricing Structure in 2013 Special for all participants 4 week: $350 ($44/session) 8week: $550 ($34/session) 12 week: $750 ($31/session) **PAYMENT PLANS AVAIL** Usual Pricing
  37. 37. FINAL THOUGHTS Our Mission To help our athletes achieve the best results, in the shortest period of time. We love What We Do. We love Sport.
  38. 38. THANK YOU. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call our clinic 8344 4948 My email address is: kusal@eliteakademy.com My twitter address is @kusalkumar The Elite Akademy twitter address is @EliteAkademy We share our athletes success stories and advice on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/EliteAkademy Lastly these slides have been uploaded to www.slideshare.net/KusalGoonewardena

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