SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY

The team at Your Physio Advantage are led by experienced sports physiotherapist Craig Paulsen who has extensive experience working with professional athletes and sporting teams.

When you suffer a sports injury, it is vital that you get an immediate assessment to ensure a goal-oriented treatment plan and rehabilitation program can commence as soon as possible.

Sports physiotherapists will speed your recovery to sport and have you performing at your best.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Groin, hamstring and muscle strains
  • Achilles tendon and ACL injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Concussions
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shin splints
  • Tendon injuries

Our physios will put a treatment program in place to assist you to regain your strength and flexibility to recover and avoid further injury.

Sports physiotherapy to help you
recover from injury

Safely recover, regain flexibility,
strength and avoid further injury

Recover from injury under the
supervision of trained professionals

“The more fluid you are, the more you are alive”

Arnaud Desjardins

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does sports physiotherapy involve?

The first step in treating a sports injury is assessing the injury and developing a tailor-made treatment plan and rehabilitation scheme. This will allow your physio to safely and effectively treat your injury and get you back to pre-injury fitness as quick as possible. Your Physio Advantage utilises a unique ‘phase-based rehab system’ to ensure the healing process is carried out with minimal inflammation or discomfort. The exercises your physio prescribes will differ depending on your specific injury.

When is sports physiotherapy used?

Sports physiotherapy is not only used in the case of a sportsperson getting an injury. Other reasons physiotherapy may be used in spot include pre-season fitness assessments, technique assessment and training, and maintaining strength and fitness to reduce the risk of injury.

What injuries are commonly treated with sports physiotherapy?

Common sports injuries that we see at Your Physio Advantage include:

  • Achilles tendon and ACL injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Concussions
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Groin, hamstring, and muscle strains
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shin splints
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Workout/gym injuries
What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries are injuries to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and related tissues) during sports and physical activities. 

Why do sports injuries occur?

Sports injuries can be considered contact and non-contact.  Contact injuries are due to Collison with other athletes or into objects in the sporting environment.

Non-Contact injuries commonly occur due to over training or improper technique. Large increases in training load above normal levels lead to stress and strain related injuries to muscles and bones.

How should you treat sports injuries?

With Peace and Love. This acronym will take you from the first stages of recovery to training for your return to sport.

  • Protection:  Avoid activities that produce pain and discomfort in the first few days.
  • Elevation: Place a pillow under the injured area to prevent fluid accumulation. 
  • Avoid anti inflammation medications as they reduce tissue healing.
  • Compression Use elastic bandage or taping to reduce swelling
  • Education Avoid unnecessary tests and scans your body knows best.

&

  • Love Let pain guide you when to return to normal activities. Your body will tell you when you are ready to increase load.
  • Optimism Condition your brain to be positive for optimal recovery.
  • Vascularisation Choose pain free cardiovascular activities to increase blood flow to the repairing tissues.
  • Exercise Restore mobility, strength and proprioception by adopting an active approach to recovery.