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Sports Physiotherapy near Balwyn East

As one of Melbourne’s leading Sports Physiotherapy clinics, Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD and Reservoir to help treat any pain you may be having.

What Is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports Physiotherapy is a form of physical therapy that specifically treats sports related illness and injury. As athletes perform vigorous levels of activity that place strain and demand on their bodies regularly, their treatment must be tailored to this high intensity lifestyle. Sports Physiotherapy offers treatment specific to sports men and women so that their recovery is suited to their fitness requirements.

What To Expect?

Much like traditional physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy uses a range of techniques which include, but are not limited to joint mobilisation, manipulation, muscular and myofascial release, trigger point release, manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise therapy.

Treatment performed by sports physiotherapists differs from traditional physiotherapy in that sports people tend to develop sports related, specific injuries.

Sports Physiotherapists use a range of “hand on techniques” including:
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Muscular and myofascial release
  • Trigger point release
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Exercise therapy
  • Recommended active treatments such as rebalancing exercises, clinical Pilates, orthotics, taping, hydrotherapy and electrotherapy (for example ultrasound).

How does Sports Physiotherapy help you?

Sports physiotherapists have detailed knowledge of the way an athlete’s body mechanically operates. Their extensive qualifications and experience enables them to tailor treatment to your sport, injury and future needs. Moreover, your sports therapist can assist in helping you to maintain peak condition for your sport by implementing management strategies.

In addition to treating sport related injury, a sport physiotherapist can assist their patient in developing appropriate strength and flexibility which will certainly improve performance.

We are able to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of sporting related injuries such as;

Our Approach to Sports Physiotherapy?

At Northern Spinal, we address the cause of your pain as opposed to just the symptoms. We treat each patient as an individual, which leads to faster relief and a greater chance of complete recovery. In the case of chronic conditions, addressing your entire life and not just your pain allows us to improve your ability to get the most out of every day.

If you are an athlete or highly involved in activity, then you can trust a sports physiotherapist to have detailed knowledge of relevant disorders and their corresponding, effective treatments. A sports physiotherapist can help you to get back to your sport or activity quickly by reducing pain and improving function.

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