With the Ashes battle in England fast approaching the nations sporting focus will soon turn to cricket. While the Australian team focus on reclaiming the urn in UK, the domestic cricket teams are hard at work preparing for the 2013/14 Australian summer.
Physioworks Physiotherapist Nick Adcock has been appointed as Head Physiotherapist of the Victorian Bushrangers and will play a key role in the preseason fitness program to physical prepare Victorian cricketers for the upcoming season.
Injury management/rehabilitation, strength and conditioning as well as injury prevention strategies are a key part of Nick’s role. “Liaising with team management and staff like coaches, podiatry, sports doctors as well as selectors is critical. A large part of the head physio role is to also provide regular updates to Cricket Australia on CA contracted players or certain players of interest” said Nick
Nick has been the Victorian Cricket Academy physiotherapist for the last three seasons. He has had much success and positive feedback in his role as head physio for the Melbourne Renegades team in the first two seasons of the Big Bash League.
Nick sees many sports science challenges in his new role particularly the current rate of injuries and the controversial player rotation policy at the national level. “There are always injuries in sport, especially at the elite level. Cricket is a very much load dependent sport, especially for fast bowlers who repeat a largely unnatural action with high forces involved. The current level of injuries are no different to what there always has been, however the cricketers themselves are playing more matches given there are now three different formats of the game. I think Cricket Victoria and it’s state programs are best placed to monitor workload issues. We now have up to the minute data available to us to better understanding periods of increased player injury risk”.
Nick role for Cricket Victoria provides expertise that he uses in consultation for his patients at Physioworks Health Group. “While patient workloads may not as excessive, my techniques and skills at the elite level are directly transferred and adapted to everyday patient assessment methods and rehab programs” said Nick, who is available for appointments at Physioworks Cranbourne and Pakenham clinics.
To make an appointment with Nick Adcock please call Physioworks Cranbourne on (03) 5995 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org