Winter Sports

Posted on 20th October 2014 by Biomechanics Healthcare


Winter Sports Biomechanics Healthcare Cronulla


Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period. 

Australia's mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous sports are more comfortably played in winter. 

Did you know that there 5.2 million Australians suffer sports-related injuries each year.

The most common sport/leisure activities related to injuries within each age group

Sport/Leisure Activity

0 -14yrs old

15-34yrs old

35-54yrs old

55+yrs old

Acrobatic sports











Equestrian sports

Australian Rules Football



Rugby League & Union



Individual athletic activities




Motorcycle Inc. dirt bike racing & jumping





Racquet sports



Skating & rollerblading



Surfing & boogie boarding





Target & precision sports




Sports injury rates peak during the winter months of May, June and July, which is not surprising because cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase your risk of being hurt.

Some suggestions for sports training in cold conditions include:

  • Wear appropriate warm clothing.
  • Multiple layers of clothing trap more body heat than one bulky item.
  • Devote more time to warming up and stretching before exercising.
  • Keep up your fluid intake as the cold weather can still cause fluid loss.
  • Wear sun protection, particularly if you’re at the snow.
  • Don’t push yourself too far or too fast, particularly if you’re a beginner.

Please call your Osteopath, Podiarist or Massage Therapist at Biomechanics Healthcare on 9527 3322 or visit our clinic at 2/23 Cronulla Street in Cronulla, NSW for more information.

Got a question? Send us an email and we'll get back to you A.S.A.P. For urgent inquiries please call our clinic 9527 3322.


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