Netball Injury Prevention Screening

Is Your Child at Risk of Injury?

Did you know?

The rate of injury for netballers is massive!


Injury risk without warm up


Netball injuries

We all know Netball is one of the most demanding sports, with sudden jumping, landing and changing directions on a hard court. Dramatically increasing the risk of injury.

Some testing can reveal those who are 4 times more likely to suffer an ankle sprain than their teammates.


Did you know that you can significantly reduce the risk of injury to your daughter?

A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Care

Our team;

* Over 20 yrs experience in helping people stay happy, healthy and active.

We work with professional athletes like Paige Hadley, international netballer

We treat - A League soccer + Penrith Panthers NRL players.

Previously featured in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Sunrise, Today Show and Mornings with Wendy Harmer on ABC 702.

Current sponsors of Penrith District Netball Association.

Treat Heel Pain, Ankle Sprains, Foot and Leg posture Problems.



Don’t want to wait?
Worried about Pain, or problems with your daughter?
Frequent ankle sprains?
Pain in Heels?
Tripping or falling?
Want to make an appointment with our Sports

Free Foot & Ankle Screenings for Netballers

A Step Ahead will be providing individual assessments, providing you with a report:

Walk / Run Analysis to IDENTIFY poor foot posture. (a leading cause of injury)

* Assess JUMPING AND LANDING HABITS that can be a huge factor in catastrophic ACL and ANKLE injuries.

* Identify any current injuries and make recommendations for management. (Some previous injury  significantly increase the risk of another injury)

* Footwear assessment – Did you know incorrect footwear choices can increase the risk of injury?


Injury Prevention Screening Dates for Netballers

* Thursday 12th October 6pm  - 12 years  

* Thursday 19th October 6pm – Players new to PDNA and Players with Foot & Ankle Injuries  

* These will be held during training times at Penrith Netball Courts

Free Seminar for Penrith Netball Parents

Brenden Brown, our principal podiatrist will be running a seminar for parents with the latest in injury prevention, to keep your daughter on the court and performing at their best.

Brenden has a fantastic ability to make complex medical problems accessible and understood by just about anyone.

Brenden is contacted frequently for media comment and appears monthly on Wendy Harmer ABC 702.

In this seminar, you will learn:

* How to give your daughter the competitive edge required in modern sport.

* How to keep your daughter on the court, and not on the sideline.

* Why most health practitioners don’t take netball injuries seriously, and what to do about it.

* Why has the injury rate skyrocketed since you were a child?

Parent Seminar Dates

* This will be held during twilight netball at Penrith Netball Courts. (In the building)

* Tuesday 10th Oct - 6 pm to 7pm

To Register

* Please click here to complete online.

* This must be completed for the netballer to undergo pre-screening assessments.

* This is a FREE service provided by A Step Ahead.

* A Step Ahead will do individuals reports for each netballer with recommendations, which will be emailed to parents and coaches.