Improve movement, strength, control and performance
What is Sports Physiotherapy?
Sports physiotherapy treats participants of all sports and all levels, and management takes into consideration the unique needs and goals of the individual. Sports Physiotherapy is also appropriate for those who wish to receive assessment and recommendations with the view to improving posture, range of movement, strength, control, movement strategies or sports-specific performance.
Clinicians working in Sports Physiotherapy must do so in the context of the patient’s sport(s) and sport-specific goals. Sports Physiotherapy is not reserved for elite athletes.
What can I Expect at My First Appointment?
Your physiotherapist will undertake a detailed subjective examination. This means that you will be asked specific questions regarding your condition, participation in sports/recreation and your specific treatment goals.
Following this subjective examination, your physiotherapist will be able to provide some preliminary information about your condition, and will talk to you about conducting a physical examination. Commonly, this includes an assessment of your posture, movement strategies, range of movement, strength and control and other specific joint, nerve and muscle tests.
After this we will then discuss the assessment findings, and decide with you a plan for management. This may involve communication with other health professionals involved with your care, to ensure a coordinated and optimal treatment approach.
For more information, please feel free to contact us via our contact page.
What Conditions May I Seek Treatment For?
Examples of conditions managed by clinicians working in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy include:
- Elbow pain
Thoracic and chest pain
Low back pain
Acute knee injuries and knee pain
Acute ankle injuries and ankle pain
- Post-surgical management – we provide assessment and management of patients presenting at any stage of the post-operative period, in consultation with the specialist and other treating health professionals