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As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Andrew Dalwood is a leader in his field, and educating his industry peers, health care students, his client base and his local community in Injury Prevention and Management is at the forefront of his teaching.

Andrew recently was invited to speak with clients and members at Snap Fitness Waverley Gardens, the local fitness centre close to the WPPC Mulgrave clinic.

The focus of the discussion to the fitness training group was Injury Prevention relating to the Shoulder joint, including the role of the smaller stability muscles around the shoulder and ways to train these muscles, essential stretches to prevent injury, the impact of poor posture on the shoulder and common mistakes in lifting and training.

“It’s a real value-add to have Andrew share his expertise to our fitness community to help them to prevent injuries and ensure on-going participation at the gym using correct technique”, said Katrina Knight, Manager Snap Fitness Waverley Gardens.

With the footy season now in full swing, the annual Injury Prevention and Management seminar at Waverley Park Physiotherapy clinic was recently held for the Waverley Park Hawks Junior Football club.

The WPPC Physiotherapy team, including Amy Shipperd and Andrew Dalwood covered issues of concussion, return to play, common injuries around the shoulder, knee, ankle and wrist; plus simple tips on assessment and initial injury management.

There was plenty of enthusiastic thirst for knowledge from parents, trainers and coaches.

“Some of the attendees had been in previous years and added their own personal experiences which was great for the other newer trainers. There was high quality information and education exchange by all in attendance. We finished off with the taping practical for knee, ankle and fingers. Some even got proficient at the ripping the tape without using scissors!”
said Physiotherapist Amy Shipped

This Education session complements the Hawks First Aid certification training, but with more of a slant on the footy injury issues that arise during training/games – and ensures the health care needs of the Hawk boys and girls for the season.

“This education is always a great way for WPPC to give back to the community and the local club. We have been a proud sponsor of the Waverley Park Hawks for over 13 years, as I’m passionate about boys and girls participating in sport to improve their health and fitness, and also to see Mum and Dad involved in a community club as well” said WPPC Director Andrew Dalwood.