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SPORTS & MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

Whether you're an athlete striving for peak performance, a weekend warrior, or someone dealing with everyday musculoskeletal pain, GymTherapy is here to help you recover, rehabilitate, and achieve your health and performance goals.

WHAT IS SPORTS & MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specific branch of physiotherapy focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. It is a holistic approach to improving physical function and mobility, whether you're recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, having issues with a niggle, or are looking to optimize your performance.

Sports and musculoskeletal physio

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

Our sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy services encompass a wide variety of assessments, treatments, and techniques, individualised for you dependent on your injury and/or pain presentation. It includes:

1. In-Depth Musculoskeletal Assessment

A thorough assessment to determine the cause and root of your pain/injury, the first step in designing a personalised treatment plan.

 

2. Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques

A variety of techniques may be used to reduce initial pain and target specific goals such as increasing joint range of motion and muscle extensibility. Learn more about ​our Treatment & Therapy

 

3. Individual Rehabilitation Program

A tailored exercise and mobility program is then implemented to target areas of weakness and address deficits that are contributing to your pain and injury presentation.

4. Re-assessments & Treatment

Following your initial consultation, a plan is developed in collaboration with you including re-assessment follow-up consultations and appropriate treatment to continue your rehabilitation journey.

5. Support & Guidance

Throughout the process, continuous support and guidance is provided to ensure you achieve your health and performance goals. We educate you throughout your rehabilitation journey on injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of future injury and optimise performance.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including:

  • Athletes & sports enthusiasts of all levels

  • People recovering from sports injuries

  • Individuals experiencing muscle or joint pain

  • Those seeking to improve their physical performance

  • Anyone looking to enhance their overall musculoskeletal health

Choosing sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy at GymTherapy means you will benefit from:

  • Pain relief and improved function

  • Faster recovery from injury

  • Rehabilitation that allows you to continue towards your current health and performance goals

  • Enhanced performance in sport and daily activities

  • Personalised treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals

  • Expert guidance on injury prevention and management

COMMON SPORTS & MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES

We address a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Ankle Sprains and Instability: Common in sports, these injuries involve overstretching or tearing of ligaments of the ankle. The most common ligaments injured include the ATFL and Syndesmosis.

  • Hip Flexor Pain: Characterised by pain at the front or side of the hip, various conditions may cause pain and irritation to this area. Commonly seen in runners, athletes of various sports, office workers and those with lower back pain. Learn More about Hip Flexor Pain

  • Achilles Tendinopathy: Inflammation and cellular changes to the structure of the tendon, often caused by overload and weakness of the surrounding muscles. A common condition in runners and team sport athletes.

  • Plantar Plate Tears & Injury: Characterised by pain at the ball of the foot, results in reduced function and changes to foot mechanics. Commonly seen in those who participate in running sports, particularly endurance running. Learn More about Plantar Plate Tears & Injury

  • Rotator Cuff Tears: Common in athletes and those with repetitive overhead arm movements, causing overload and tears of the rotator cuff. 

  • Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation: A sudden onset injury that occurs when the arm is hyperextended into an overhead 'open-packed' position. Common in sports such as netball, rugby, and swimming.

  • Runner's Knee: An overuse injury whereby overload occurs at the distal ITB attachment and causes friction and pain. May also co-exist or be Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), whereby this joint is overloaded and inflamed. Learn More about Runner's Knee

  • Muscle Strains: Tear to either the fascia, muscle belly, or muscle-tendon junction of a muscle. Common in activities that include explosive movements such as football, AFL, and track and field athletes.

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation and micro-tears of the fibrous tissue that makes up the bottom of your foot. A common condition found in runners and those who spend the majority of the day on their feet.

  • Stress Response & Fractures: Overload and micro-trauma to the bones causing inflammation and cell damage. If this continues, they may become stress fractures. Common in adolescents going through growth and maturation and those who participate in long-duration activities such as marathons and triathlons. 

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury: Injury to the ACL of the knee which prevents anterior translation of the tibia. Common on those who compete in sports that involve rapid changes of direction such as football, rugby, netball, and AFL.

  • Hamstring Strains: Tear to one or multiple parts of the hamstring muscle system. Commonly, the Biceps Femoris muscle is most commonly injured during rapid accelerations/decelerations, sprinting, or overstretching of the hamstring. 

  • Meniscus Injuries: These may occur either from acute mechanisms such as change of direction and twisting/rotating or due to overload/degeneration of the meniscus. 

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury: Injury and tearing of the MCL on the inside of your knee. Common in those who twist/rotate the knee or awkwardly land after a jump. Common in sports such as skiing, football, AFL, rugby, basketball, and tennis.

  • Patella Tendonitis/Tendinopathy (Jumper's Knee): Characterised by pain and inflammation of the patella tendon at the front of the knee. Commonly due to an overload of the tendon and can be seen in those who participate in running, track and field, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and football. 

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