Expert Sport Physiotherapists: the Backbone of Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy
Sport Physiotherapists play a key role in overall health and well being, but it’s important to understand that selecting the wrong therapist could do more harm than good.
Even a highly recommended, qualified physiotherapist can deliver sub-optimal results if practicing outside of their speciality, which is why we believe that it’s vital for patients to do their research and find a physiotherapist with an in-depth understanding of the particular injury, pain, and problem area.
At Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy, a leading sports physio clinic on Queen Street, our expert physiotherapists really are the backbone of our business, with each member of the team skilled in specific sporting activities, and the common injuries and pain associated with these sports.
Here’s an overview of our team’s specialities, helping you to make an informed decision and giving you more control over your own healthcare options:
Sport Physiotherapy for Golf specific injury and peak performance recovery
Physiotherapy for golfing injury focuses on the damage that can happen to the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists, either as the result of volume, technique, or acute trauma. Mr. Chris Hibbert and Dr. Tim Sayer are our resident golf biomechanics experts, analysing and understanding the typical movements of the golf swing to identify common pain areas, and identify the most suitable course of treatment. Chris and Tim handle all golf-related injuries, using soft tissue massage, manual therapy treatments, and load modification techniques to relieve pain and encourage recovery in the body.
Running Injuries - Sport Physio for Ankle, Knee, Hip and Hamstring
Whether you’re a middle- or long-distance runner, or a sprinter, running places stresses and strains on the ankles and knees which can result in pain and damage to the lower limbs. Mr. Todd Anderson is one of our lower limb specialists, focusing on injury to the ankle, knee, leg, hamstring, back, and spine, where the joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles can become damaged with physical exertion. Todd uses remedial physiotherapy and massage therapy to promote healing within the musculoskeletal system, and makes great use of the gym at our Melbourne sports physio clinic for optimal patient recovery.
Athletics injuries - Sport physio for the Track and Field
Remedial therapy for athletes is provided by Mr. Nick Cross, another of our lower limb experts. Depending on the exact athletics activity, athletes may experience injury and pain in many areas of the body, including the ankles, knees, and legs, the back and spine, and the neck, wrists, and shoulders. With soft tissue damage often being a root cause of pain in athletes, Nick is a top physiotherapist for this particular area, holding a Diploma of Remedial Therapy and having trained extensively in chronic pain conditions. As a keen sportsman himself, Nick fully understands the pressure on athlete’s bodies.
Sport Physiotherapy for Bat, Ball, and Racquet Sport injuries
Injuries on the court are overseen by leading sports physiotherapist Adrianna Cann. Sports such as basketball, tennis, and hockey can cause damage to the wrists, shoulders, arms, and neck area, resulting in pain and an inability to continue playing racquet sports. Having trained in biomechanical analysis — the movement of the body — Adrianna understands the most effective techniques for relieving this type of pain. Often, the best course of treatment will include myotherapy techniques such as dry needling and spinal mobilisation for neck pain, although Adrianna also runs clinical pilates sessions at our clinic.