What Is Sports Physiotherapy?

Helping athletes recover from surgery and sports injuries with sports physiotherapy.

A majority of people engage in sport at some level. It may be for recreational and social purposes, or serious or professional commitment. When training and competing in sports there's no doubt that at some point athletes will probably need to see a physiotherapist to treat and manage a sports injury. Or if they are well informed, they’ll see a therapist to help them prevent injuries from arising during training and performing. It is also common for someone to receive sports physiotherapy if they are recovering from surgery and require specialised treatment to get back to their former self and performance.

People will often see a sports physiotherapist if they are experiencing a:

  • Drop in physical performance whether it be strength, flexibility and/or cardio
  • Subtle, acute or chronic pain
  • Loss or some loss of physical function or ability
  • New inflammation of ligaments or joints
  • New concern about causing a sports injury and want professional advice


Common Sports Injuries

If you have re-injured or think you have caused the below sports injuries, physiotherapy can provide you with professional assessment, treatment and management.

  • Ankle sprain
  • Groin strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Knee injury (e.g., ACL tear)
  • Knee injury (e.g., patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Tennis elbow (i.e., lateral epicondylalgia)
  • Achilles tendon strain
  • Dislocation
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tendinopathies

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Common Sports Treatments

Sycamore Health is located in Morayfield on Brisbane’s northside, with staff fully qualified and experienced in sports physiotherapy and massage to properly assess, treat and manage any sports injury and recovery.

Some sports physio treatments include:

  • Joint mobilisation (gentle gliding) techniques
  • Joint manipulation
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Minimal Energy Techniques (METs)
  • Muscle stretching
  • Neurodynamics
  • Massage and soft tissue techniques

A professional assessment at Sycamore Health will help get to the cause of the issue and provide the right treatment to get it resolved.

... and so much more! These are simply the most common conditions, but anything muscular, joint or skeletal in nature is where physiotherapy shines. Physiotherapist's are also qualified in rehabpilates, hydrotherapy and exercise prescription. There's a reason physiotherapists are considered the movement specialists!


How does it all work?

The physiotherapist will bring you in for your consultation, run through your health history and current presentation of symptoms.
 Then they’ll perform a quick physical assessment using a series of special tests, in order to establish a working diagnosis. 
Treatment is then based on your diagnosis and presenting symptoms. They aim to restore you to function as quickly as possible! 

 They also give a little bit of homework, usually exercises. These are are designed to decrease pain, improve strength and restore function, and are vital to your recovery. 


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Wait, there's STILL MORE?

Yep! We're so convinced you'll love physio, that we even offer a FREE initial assessment. This appointment is a 15 minute, no-obligation assessment where you can explore how physiotherapy could benefit you. If you love it, we'll even treat you for half price, right then and there!

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