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Physioworks Health Group Physiotherapist Amy Shipperd has had a very busy summer of cricket and tennis.

Amy Shipperd Summer 2020

Amy Shipperd spent two weeks mid-January in Tasmania (Hobart & Launceston) as team physiotherapist for the Victorian Country U18s Women’s Cricket team at the U18’s National Championships.

The Championship is a combination of T20’s and 50 over one day games played across the two week period.

Amy managed a range of injuries, most of which came in the second week from overuse and overload from the girls playing a lot of matches; which is always a challenge in growing, dynamic bodies; and in the summer heat.

The busy training & match schedule meant taping the girls often started from 7am before pre-match warm sessions, with recovery & treatment sometimes until past 10pm on match days. Main injury concerns for Amy were sore backs/hamstring strains; and one dislocated finger!!

Check out some details of the U18’s Woman’s Cricket National Championships

Returning from Tasmania, Amy then swapped the bat for the racquet. Physiotherapist Amy Shipperd covered the Sport Inclusion Australian Tennis Championships held at Albert Reserve & Melbourne Park during the 2nd week of Australian Open.  Unfortunately weather played havoc with the event, with heat delays on Thursday & Friday followed by a washout on the Saturday. This meant the finals were not played – completely washed out unfortunately – however it did mean that everyone stayed very healthy throughout the tournament!

Check out some images of the Sport Inclusion Australian Tennis Championships