Sports Injury Physiotherapy
We have experienced staff to ensure that you receive effective state of the art treatment and return to your sport as quickly as possible.
With 2 titled sports physiotherapists on staff and one who is currently working as the physio to the Australian indoor netball team, we use all our resources to ensure all our staff are receiving ongoing education and are up to date with the latest in Sports Injury management.
We utilize an excellent referral base of sports physicians, musculoskeletal physicians and orthopaedic surgeons to assist in complex conditions.
Sports injury physiotherapy treatment will consist of
- Listening to your account of the injury to develop an understanding of causative factors, type and severity
- A thorough assessment of the extent of your injury.
- Hands-on acute soft injury management
- Exercise management advice
- Graded strengthening programmes to progress you back to full strength and endurance for a return to competition.
- Liaising with your coach regarding return to sports progressions.
Chronic ongoing injuries
These usually occur because of one or more factors like technique, training schedule, and muscle imbalance, tight muscles, weak muscles or faulty biomechanics.
We endeavour to target the underlying cause of your injury rather than just patching up the pain and not really getting to the root cause of the problem. We will endeavour to identify contributing issues and devise a treatment and management plan to resolve your issues
This involves far more than just getting treatment and getting over the pain. It is imperative that strength, flexibility, muscle endurance and joint /muscle proprioception is restored so you can safely return to sport. We will give you guidance as to how much training you can do as your injury improves, what strengthening and stretching exercises you should be doing on a daily basis and liaise with your coach regarding a return to sport progression
If you are experiencing discomfort when cycling our cycling physiotherapist Jo Kaigin can assess your technique and offer advice about bike set up and training .
Chronic tendon injuries plague many athletes undertaking heavy training schedules and can put you out of sport for many months.
This new technology assists in accelerating the healing response at cell level. Once your pain is starting to dissipate from this treatment we can assist you with assessment and advice about the probable cause of your tendinopathy and devise strategies to avoid a recurrence.
Dry needling (Western acupuncture)
Our staff are all trained in dry needling and can use this as part of your treatment.