Physiotherapy

Imagine what it would be like to feel free of pain or stiffness? Or finally, achieve the peak performance you know you are capable of.

FSM is the next generation of elite-level Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Myotherapy service in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With over 60 years of combined experience, we’ve helped over 5000 patients live a more active and happy life.

At FSM we believe in exercise as medicine and a holistic approach to physiotherapy for cure and prevention. Our team of Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Myotherapists & Pilates, and GLA:D practitioners collaborate to determine the best possible outcome for your treatment and recovery.

Our focus is to set you on the path to a pain-free, active lifestyle.


Physiotherapists at Freedom listen and treat the true cause of your problem

Physiotherapy at Freedom Sports Medicine involves a combination of hands-on treatment, specific and deliberate exercise prescription, education and advice. Our primary focus is to facilitate tissue repair, reduce pain and increase mobility for an improved quality of life and enhanced well-being.

We focus on a balance between hands-on intervention with an accurate and deliberate exercise prescription as we believe in educating, empowering and enhancing you towards positive change. At FSM, your Physiotherapist will work with you to develop a detailed treatment plan.

In some cases, this may mean a referral to another FSM service so you have a family of specialists who know your story and how to address it holistically.

What to expect in your appointment

Your physiotherapist will discuss the health problems you’re experiencing and work with you to develop a detailed treatment pathway. We will focus on 3 key areas:

  • Results:What are my goals and why are they important to me?
  • Reality:What is wrong with me? What caused it? How is it impacting me personally?
  • Roadblocks:What is stopping me from where I want to be and where I am right now? How long will it take me to get better? How can I help myself?

Your treatment plan is goal-based so that we can track your progress and so that you never feel like you are lost or lack momentum. We have state of the art treatment rooms with a minimum of 30-minute appointments so that your experience is thorough, not rushed, 1:1 and focused.

Treatment methods

Manual Therapy: This skilled hands-on treatment is commonly used to mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.

Dry Needling: An effective technique used to release trigger points (tight or overworked areas of a muscle). It works by targeting the trigger points with acupuncture needles in order to restore range of motion (ROM), reduce pain and enable more effective movement.

Exercise prescription: Used to Empower, Educate and Enhance you beyond the consult. You are taught specific exercises to manage your symptoms and become the best version of you outside of the treatment time so long-term real changes are achieved.

Clinical Pilates: Our instructors are trained Physiotherapists with additional qualifications in Clinical Pilates and up to 19 years of industry experience. Treatment improves posture, strength and muscle conditioning, stability and core.

Shockwave: A great alternative to a cortisone injection it promotes a healing response to assist the body in repairing the concern. Great for tendon related issues.

GLA:D: This is an evidence-based education and exercise program designed to be the best first knee and hip treatment. GLA:D is appropriate for any individual who experiences any hip and/or knee OA symptoms, regardless of severity.

Problems we solve

With Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Myotherapists all working to a common goal of educating, empowering and enhancing you, we give you exactly what you need to get back moving better, feeling pain-free fast and performing at your best, including:

  • Treating sporting injuries
  • Pre- and post- surgical rehabilitation
  • Managing arthritis (GLA:D program)
  • Managing and reducing chronic pain
  • Reducing acute and chronic back and neck pain

  • Reducing headaches and migraines
  • Pre- and post- natal conditions
  • Enhancing sports performance through screening and exercise prescription
  • Use of shockwave therapy
  • Use of dry needling

We have extensive experience treating athletes from a range of sports that includes:

  • Running
  • Triathlon
  • Dancing
  • Aussie Rules Football
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Cheerleading
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

  • Cycling
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Weight lifting
  • Cross Fit

Book now for a Physiotherapist to help you get started on the journey