Physiotherapists are uniquely positioned to treat sports injuries, aiming to relieve both pain and dysfunction, whilst restoring normal movement patterns, facilitating return to sport and preventing injury recurrence.
To achieve this, an initial thorough assessment is required. We utilise 45 minute initial appointments to ensure an accurate working diagnosis of your injury is made. From this diagnosis, we will provide an in-depth explanation, including the apparent causes of your injury. Your understanding of your condition is paramount to your rehabilitation, giving motivation and direction.
We take a ‘hands-on’ approach with treatment. This will include soft tissue release techniques, joint mobilisation and manipulation, muscle energy techniques, dry needling and taping/bracing. However, to ensure effective, long term resolution of your symptoms, exercise therapy is a vital component. This may involve motor control training and muscle re education, strengthening and conditioning and a Pilates based program specific to your goals.
Other strategies to optimise your recovery may also include assessment utilising our real time ultrasound machine, possible referrals to our Pilates team, Myotherapy team, diagnostic imaging, referral to Sports and Exercise Physicians, Surgeons and/or Podiatry.
Our physiotherapists are constantly investing time and resources researching the latest treatments, techniques and best practise approaches in the treatment of your sports injury to return you to your sporting code as efficiently and safely as possible.