Sports Physio and the diagnosis of sporting injuries
Most sporting injuries occur in the limbs, joints, tendons and ligaments. Diagnosis is best performed through physical examination of the area displaying pain.
At Melbourne CBD Physio we have an experienced team of experts on hand from sporting backgrounds. This gives us a unique insight into not only the physiological aspect of injury, but also a first hand understanding of the psychological aspect of sporting injury and the impulse to get back to the track, field or Golf course.
All of our sports physiotherapists have been hand selected having spent time working in major international sporting arenas. Our sports physio team are well versed in the stresses, strains and sprains that commonly appear as a result of the stresses your particular sporting activity imposes on your body during an intense session of physical exertion.
No matter what your sporting discipline we can provide you with skilled sports physio services in all aspects of musculoskeletal pain, muscle strains, and sprains. Our sports physiotherapists can diagnose, treat, and create an effective rehabilitation plan that will relieve your pain, strengthen your body, and minimise the risk of further injury by strengthening your core.
Physiotherapy treatments for sporting injuries
At Melbourne CBD Physio, our selection of highly effective sport physio treatments will get you back fully rehabilitated to complete recovery for optimal sports performance.
We treat all the most common areas of sporting injury, such as the wrists, ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and neck and our sports physiotherapists are among the best know international experts in providing accurate and sympathetic diagnoses for sportspeople. Depending upon the diagnosis of your sporting injury, we employ treatments that are very hands on involving physical manipulation of the injured area, including deep tissue massage, manipulative therapy, measured movement, as well as myotherapy practices, including dry needle-point.
We also commonly prescribe regular sports rehabilitation programmes involving bending, lifting, weight training and working to encourage your body to return to its normal strength also building good solid core strength to prevent future injury. Our dedicated gym which we frequently prescribe for core strength building exercises, pilates to promote flexibility, and customised exercise regimes that promote cardio, physical health and well being.
Our Expert Sport Physiotherapists are the Backbone of our Melbourne Sports Physio clinic
As all sporting people recognise, sport physiotherapists play a key role in the overall health and wellbeing of all sporting people.
Our sport physiotherapists have honed their skills in the international sporting arenas of the world and work hard to promote healing, core strength, full bodily recovery, and all round optimal physical performance. Our sport physio specialists have vast experience treating the particular injuries that occur from the following activities.
Golfing imposes its own unique stresses and strains on the body, inflicting a particular kind of pain due to the twisting mechanics and movements involved in the golf swing. While golf is often considered a low impact sport, the large movements of the swing can have a big impact on the lower back, neck, shoulders and wrists.
Sports physio for golfing injuries focuses on using soft tissue massage, manual therapy treatments, and load modification techniques to relieve pain and encourage recovery.
Although Golf biomechanics is a rather niche area of sports physio, through the analysis of movement and understanding the motions of a golf swing golf-related conditions and injuries that can cause spinal pain can be managed.
Physio for Runners and Running
No matter whether you are middle, long-distance or sprint running, running places stresses the ankles and knees which can then apply strain on the hamstring and upper leg muscles resulting in pain and the need for some remedial sport physio.
At Melbourne CBD Physio, on staff, we have some of the finest internationally recognised lower limb specialists in Melbourne.
Remedial sports physio for runners gives focus to the ankle, knee, leg, hamstring, back, and spine, where the joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles can become damaged by the duration and length of the physical pounding of your feet upon the road.
A course of sport physio treatment for runners typically incorporates remedial and massage therapy to promote healing and easing of tension caused by pain the muscle tissue and tendons surrounding the injured area. Extensive use of our gym and the Alter-G anti gravity treadmill may also be necessary to slowly rebuild strength in the muscles and tendons particularly after periods of rest and rehabilitation until we can build back the strength in your limbs. At Melbourne CBD Physio we like to concentrate on rebuilding core strength in the muscles surrounding joints, ligaments and tendons in order to prevent frequent injury re-occurring.
Sporting Physio for Athletics Injuries
Sports physio is similar to the stresses of running, in that athletics puts stress on the lower limb structures particularly the ankle, knee, hamstring and upper leg muscles. But depending on the nature of the athletics in which you engage, your neck, hip, groin, lower back, shoulders or arms may also require a course of remedial sport physio treatment.
The sport physio team at Melbourne CBD Physio comes backed by a strong academic background in Sports Science and Human Movement, Exercise Rehabilitation and Remedial Therapy. Our athletics sport physio gives lots of focus to the lower limbs, hips, pelvic area and lower back which can show symptoms of pain from twisting and jarring as the body moves through many of the bio-mechanics associated with athletic activities.
At our well appointed gym we make extensive use of the Alter-G anti gravity treadmill to rehabilitate the lower limbs, joints and ligaments of the body, gradually bringing back the strength lost due to strains and sprains.
Bat, Ball, and Racquet Sports Physio
Injuries on the court often in need of sport physiotherapy tend to occur, though not exclusively, to the upper body, the shoulders, neck, elbows, forearms, wrists fingers and hands can all sustain injury with just a seconds lack of attention.
Treatment for relieving this type of pain frequently includes myotherapy techniques such as dry needling and spinal mobilisation for neck pain, though we find many benefit from our clinical pilates sessions taking place in our clinic.
All court 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. Diagnosing injuries of this nature requires an extensive biomechanical analysis of the movement of the body in order to understand the nature of the stresses that caused injury, in order to prescribe an appropriate course of remedial sport physio massage therapy, rest and rehabilitation.
Pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation physiotherapy
Following a traffic accident or workplace injury the road back to physical health, strength and wellbeing can be a long and arduous path of extensive rehabilitation physiotherapy. At Melbourne CBD Physio we specialise in Pre-Operative and Post-Operative care, support and rehabilitation physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists are expert in spinal rehabilitation as well as rehabilitating limbs after prolonged disuse, having worked extensively with some of the top spinal surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and orthopaedic surgeons in London, Prague and Melbourne.
For Pre-operative and Post-Operative physiotherapy care and rehabilitation treatments after a transport or traffic accidents or for recovery from workplace injury, we treat many patients referred to us from both Victoria's TAC traffic accident commission and Worksafe Victoria in relation to a patient rehabilitation.
Physiotherapeutic Rehabilitation for Traffic and Workplace Accidents
Physiotherapy based rehabilitation treatments for TAC transport, traffic accident and Worksafe workplace injuries can take many forms. We frequently prescribe treatments that involve massage, manipulative therapy, and myotherapy we also extensively employ exercise, weight and bending and stretching session in our gym. Many patients have shown excellent recovery from working with the Alter-G anti gravity treadmill which contributes a greatly when dealing with building strength back into limbs while supplying the carefully controlled conditions often required by certain types of injury resulting from traffic accident, transport or workplace injury.
Sport Physio and Rehabilitation physiotherapy clinic in the heart of Melbourne
Our Queen street Melbourne Physiotherapy clinic has many private consultation rooms where we treat patients for traffic and workplace accident rehabilitation. We also have our fully appointed gym, complete with state-of-the-art equipment such as lifting equipment, weight training equipment, and the renowned Anti-G treadmill.
The Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy team are highly trained and expert in the application of subtle pressure and undertaking physical manipulation of injured limbs for rehabilitation and to bring back strength and health to the body. Our expert physiotherapists can create an easy-to-follow program of regular, low impact rehab exercise in our gym.
We also have a dedicated space where we hold clinical pilates sessions, not only to facilitate rehabilitation and recovery, but also to help you to rebuild and strengthen your core.
At Melbourne CBD Physio a strong core is one of our core beliefs. We believe that if your basic body core is strong this builds resilience to injury preventing the need for further sport physio or physiotherapy required after your full rehabilitation programe is complete.