Sports Physiotherapy in Bendigo

What is sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is an area of physio that assists participants of all levels to manage sport related injuries and conditions. It provides injury diagnosis, education, goal setting, treatment and exercises, to guide and assist rehabilitation and ongoing management. Sports injuries of almost any nature may be helped by physiotherapy.

Sports Physiotherapy Bendigo
Bendigo Sports physio

Common sports injuries and conditions include:

  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Tendon injuries and tendinopathies
  • Joint sprains and ligament injuries
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (e.g. knee/shoulder reconstructions, arthroscopes etc)
  • Post-fracture management
  • Contusions/’corkies’
  • Regional injuries (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, feet)
  • Pelvic girdle and pelvic floor issues
  • Low and mid back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Over-use injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Patello-femoral syndrome

What can you expect during your Sports physiotherapy appointment?

Accurate assessment and correct diagnosis is crucial in managing any sports injury. This is what you can expect from our physiotherapists. Assessment will include gaining a detailed history of the injury and physical assessment. It will also include gaining an understanding of training and return to sport expectations and setting goals to achieve this.

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Sports Physiotherapy in Bendigo

What techniques do our Sports Physiotherapists use?

Our physiotherapists use a number of treatment modalities such as soft and deep tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, stretches and taping to assist injury recovery.

Hydrotherapy or Clinical Pilates programs may also be suitable for some injury rehabilitation.

How do we ensure a safe return to your sport?

Our physios will make recommendations regarding a safe and appropriate return to training and sport. These recommendations are based off a number of factors including the injury history, assessment, progress, training loads sport and the expectations of performance and requirements when returning to sport. Our physios can assist individuals and guide decisions making of when it is safe to return to sport.

Why choose our sports physios?

Our sports physiotherapists are at the forefront of their field. They are committed to post graduate training and professional development to maintain the quality of care to their patients. They participate in external courses and conferences, and  we have a regular in-service program that ensures that you will be offered cutting edge treatment using the most up to date techniques and knowledge. We are holistic in our approach, and because each team member has expertise in specific areas we have a collaborative approach to your management.

Our team’s credentials include post graduate study in sports physiotherapy, membership of Sports Medicine Australia and experience working with a number of professional level sporting teams including State League Netball and St Kilda, University Blues, and South Bendigo Football Clubs.

Our commitment to the team approach means your physio will work with you helping you to understand your condition and to develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, and general health. This will include advice on how to manage your condition, and the right exercises to do between treatment sessions.

Bendigo sports physio

Our facilities, which include an on-site hydrotherapy pool and  gym/pilates studio means  that the range of techniques we offer sets us apart from other clinics.  Our sports physios use a variety of both traditional and modern cutting edge treatments. For example:

  • Joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Myofascial techniques such as soft or deep tissue  massage, trigger point pressure releases and cupping
  • Dry needling  using acupuncture needles
  • Muscle energy or fascial stretching techniques
  • Strengthening or lengthening exercises
  • Core stability training
  • Hot and cold therapy  to relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed up the healing process
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Kinesio taping and other advanced taping techniques
  • Functional exercise programs and return to sport programs
  • Orthotic prescription
  • Hydrotherapy and /or Ai Chi
  • Breathing and relaxation training
  • Pain management programs

Throughout your treatment program, your progress will be evaluated, modifying treatment and goals when necessary. Wherever possible our physios will also work with you to help you learn to self manage your condition for the longer term.