What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Posted on: Jul 14th, 2017 by The Physio Movement | Categories: Sports Medicine & Nutrition


What is Sports Physiotherapy at The Physio Movement?

Sports Physiotherapy is the specialised branch of Physiotherapy which deals with injuries and issues related to sports people or athletes.

Sports injuries differ to the everyday injuries which we see as Physiotherapists. Athletes require high level performance and demand placed upon their body, which places a high level of stress on their muscles, joints and bones.  Sports Physiotherapists assist athletes in recovering from Sporting injuries, and provide education and resources to prevent further injuries or problems.

Within the field of Physiotherapy, a Sports Physiotherapist will have sport-specific knowledge which addresses acute, chronic and overuse injuries. Their services are available to athletes of all ages engaged in sports at any level of competition.

Members of Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA) have experience and knowledge of the latest evidence-based practice, skilled assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries, and use effective ‘hands-on’ management techniques and exercise protocols to assist recovery and prevent injury. SPA members have access to the most recent advances in Sports Physiotherapy. All of our Physiotherapists at The Physio Movement have a special interest in Sports Physiotherapy, with senior Physiotherapist Shane Brown having worked for several Olympic teams throughout his Physiotherapy career. Additionally, our massage therapists also have a specialised interest in Sports Massage, having worked for NBL teams, NRL teams, Tennis Australia and QRL.

Acute Sports Injury Clinic

The Physio Movement has established a FREE injury assessment Clinic which runs every Monday evening from 6-8PM. This allows athletes to get an early assessment and management of acute sports injuries at no out of pocket expenses.

For more information please call 1300 876 348

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