Twelve9teen Sports Physiotherapy in Clayfield to Host Talk on ACL Injury Prevention in Teens

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A talk concerning the health of teenagers and their knees’ health will take place at the Twelve9teen Sports Physiotherapy at 695 Sandgate Road in Clayfield.

Set for Tuesday, the 4th of June 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., this educational health event aims to raise awareness regarding the prevention of ACL injury.

Teens who are active in sports are at higher risk of a specific type of knee problem called paediatric anterior cruciate ligament injury. In recent years, there has been a concerning rise in this type of ACL injury among individuals below 18 years old.

ACL injuries that develop early could lead to chronic and lifelong diseases like osteoarthritis once the children become adults and their body structure matures.  

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Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ivan Astori and Specialist Sports Physiotherapist Dr Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia will be the resources speakers of this event. They will discuss ACL diagnoses, treatment, management, rehabilitation and returning to actively play sports that may be valuable to parents with kids in sports, coaches, sports club members and those in the health care.

Interested parties may express their intent to attend the talk by phoning 32561219 or emailing

Food and drinks will be served at the affair.