The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre congatulates our veyr own Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, Mick Hughes, who has recently been appointed as the Head Physiotherapist for the inaugural Collingwood Magpies Netball team in the National Netball League. Mick is enjoying his new role and is keen to add to his previous experience in elite and development squad work in rugby league and soccer.
Mick has a keen interest in the treatment and management of the adolescent athlete. He enjoys the challenge of injury prevention strategies, and has a particular interest in clinical biomechanics. He is passionate about enhancing the injured athlete’s return to previous sporting levels.
An indication of Mick’s approach can be gleaned from the prestigious British Journal of Sports Medicine which this year published a piece from Mick on ‘Sports Performance following ACL Injury’ in which he concluded…………..
“ACL injury doesn’t have to mark the start of a slow and steady decay in player performance and an early retirement from the game. In fact, in some sports, an ACL injury to an athlete can be the catalyst to spark or revive a career. The time spent on the sidelines and working in rehab allows the player to work on weaknesses and improve strength, power, agility, balance and speed. This means the player can come back, fitter, stronger and faster than ever before.”
Mick also conducts off site sporting and gym assessments, in order to help ensure appropriate techniques and programs are employed to safely and effectively overcome and prevent injury.