Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapists are specialists in the prevention and management of injuries resulting from sport and exercise.

An APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist has conducted two years of additional postgraduate training to achieve a Masters degree in order to be recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist.

There are very few Physiotherapists in Melbourne with this dual qualification.

They have in-depth knowledge of injury prevention, restoration of optimal functioning and performance enhancement of athletes of all ages and abilities.

Sports Physiotherapy involves a combination of hands on treatment, exercise prescription, education and advice. The primary focus of a Sports Physiotherapist is to facilitate tissue repair, reduce pain and increase mobility. Sports Physiotherapists are passionate leaders in the treatment of muscle, joint and tendon pain.

Sports Physiotherapy at FSM

At FSM, your Sports Physiotherapist will work with you to develop a detailed treatment pathway. We will answer 4 key questions:

  1. What’s wrong with me?
  2. What caused it?
  3. How long will it take me to get better?
  4. How can I help myself?

We focus on a balance between hands-on intervention with accurate and deliberate exercise prescription as we believe in educating, empowering and enhancing you towards positive change.

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.

Our team of Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapist, Podiatrists, Myotherapists & Pilates Practitioners based in Ringwood since 2014, will collaborate to determine the best possible approach to your treatment and recovery. In some cases, this may mean a referral to another FSM service so you have a family of experts who know your story and how to address it holistically.

Who is Sports Physiotherapy for?

Sports Physiotherapy can help people of all ages and abilities as we are leaders in treating a range of concerns across the lifespan and across all activity levels.  Whether you are recovering from injury, surgery or ill-health or simply want to improve your physical function, Sports Physiotherapy can help.  Sports Physiotherapists at FSM focus on long term outcomes that will benefit you well beyond the resolution of your concern.

  • 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

 

At FSM our Physiotherapists have extensive experience treating athletes from a range of sports.

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

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