Sports Physiotherapy Brisbane

Sports Physio Brisbane: Ultimate injury treatment for seasoned athletes and weekend warriors alike

When it comes to sport, injury management is an essential part of optimising your performance while keeping your body intact. It makes little difference if you are a professional athlete or if you like to play as a hobby. In either case, if you are looking for sports physio treatments in Brisbane & Graceville, you’ve come to the right place. Graceville Physio’s sports injury experts can help you recover from an injury, prevent future injuries or strengthen weak areas of your body. To find out how we can help you, pop into our Brisbane clinic, make a booking online or give our friendly team a call today on (07) 3278 1186!

We offer leading physiotherapy services to our clients. Among athletes and local sports teams, we are known for our years of experience and sports injury treatment expertise.

What Is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a form of physio that focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries that result from sports, while also helping you recover and maintain optimal performance. This type of physio involves assessment of any particular movement faults you’re experiencing, plus correction and strengthening exercises to correct these faults. These correction and strengthening exercises help the sports person to perform to their ultimate ability.

It’s natural that during training, your body will be under a large amount of duress on a consistent basis. When not correctly treated, injuries and overuse weaknesses caused during training can eventually lead to more serious damage that affects not only your performance, but also your ability to recover optimally.

Working with a sports physiotherapist at Graceville Physio during your peak training season is a great strategy for helping you prevent injuries from occurring. They will also ensure you recover faster between training sessions. In the event you are injured, a sports physio can help you with your recovery and also with building up strength so you can be back on the field in no time.

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Sports physiotherapy can assist:

  • Professional athletes
  • Recreational athletes
  • Athletes with movement impairments or disability
  • Children in sports teams
  • Sports teams and associated individuals
  • Anyone getting back into sports
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Postural Assessment

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What to expect in a sports physio session

At Graceville Physio our team will perform a thorough examination to assess existing injuries, signs of overuse or weakness, and the general biomechanic patterns of your body.

Understanding the cause of injury, in combination with your movement habits, can help us craft a treatment plan that will offer you a long-term solution. We also use this method to prevent recurring injuries and also as a preventative strategy to mitigate any future risk of injury.

We use a wide variety of techniques to achieve this so your sessions with us may include any or all of the following:

  • An assessment of your movement patterns and movement faults
  • Analysis of weaknesses in your body tension caused by overuse
  • Screening tests
  • Massage or dry needling to relieve strain on muscles, tendons and connective tissue*
  • Cupping to assist with circulation
  • Correction and strengthening exercises
  • Exercise therapy
  • Joint mobilisation and taping techniques
  • Stretching techniques
  • Heat/cold/electrotherapy
  • Tips for ultimate performance & perfecting your technique
  • Advice on shoes, equipment, gradual return to sport etc

Ultimately, sports physio in Brisbane is about bringing your body into balance so it can function at its best on and off the field. Bodies that are in balance function better than those that are not.

Our team’s goal is to optimise your maximum potential. However, sometimes, we may need to refer you to a GP or another expert if there are deeper concerns regarding your injury.

*Combining your sports physiotherapy session with an additional therapy like remedial massage or dry needling has been shown to have great benefits in speeding up recovery, especially after injury.

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Sport Specific Screening Tests

Screening is a process where a physiotherapist will look for sport-specific movement patterns that may indicate potential weakness or areas that might be prone to injury. Among other traits, the screening process will generally assess:
  • Muscle weakness, imbalance, co-ordination & strength
  • Flexibility
  • Posture assessment
  • Injury patterns and profiles (including past & current injuries and intervention)
  • Joint or muscular lack of range
  • Proprioception levels (your innate sense of where your body is in space and an important skill in reducing injury)
  • Cardiovascular endurance levels
  • Biomechanical analysis of your movement habits

Sport-specific screenings are available for elite athletes as well as anyone else participating in sports (even recreational sports).

We’ve worked with people from all sporting backgrounds, including:
  • Running
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Horse Riding
  • Cricket
  • Gym & Weightlifting
  • Gymnastics & Calisthenics
  • Dancing
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • And more

Why work with the sports injury experts at Graceville Physio?

Our team of sports physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are highly qualified in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Not only are we members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, but we also have years of experience and expertise in our field.

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Also, we’re able to provide all services in-house to facilitate your optimal recovery following an injury. If your injury affects your mobility and you are unable to travel, we offer a mobile physio service in Brisbane designed to get you the immediate attention and rehabilitation you need so you can be back on your feet sooner.

With our individualised approach, you can rest assured you’ll have the best in sports physio no matter if you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or a mum getting back into sport.

Local sports centres we work with
Local sporting clubs we support
  • Sherwood Aussie Rules
  • Wests Rugby
  • Brisbane Golf Club, Indooroopilly Golf Club, Oxley Golf Complex
  • Western Suburbs District Cricket Club
  • Other Local Sporting clubs

We also proudly support School Sports Clubs locally, treating kids sporting injuries on a regular basis.

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Need a sports physio session in Brisbane?
If you are currently injured or looking to optimise your sports performance, book in for a consultation with our sports physiotherapists and we can tailor a treatment plan to suit your specific needs.

To book in for your consultation and for sports physio session in our Graceville clinic, call us on (07) 3278 1186 or make a booking online today!

Physiotherapists can gain “Western Acupuncture or Dry Needling” qualifications by attending “Australian Physiotherapy Association Approved Courses”. We have found in our clinic, dry needling or western acupuncture to be an invaluable tool.

How a Session of Sports Physio at Graceville Can Help You

Understanding the cause of injury, in combination with your movement habits, can help us craft a treatment plan that will offer you a long-term solution. We also use this method to prevent recurring injuries and also as a preventative strategy to mitigate any future risk of injury.

Sports physiotherapy will also involve stretching techniques to avoid tight structures. This helps create perfect technique with regards to movement as stretching and correct utilisation of muscles create balance through the body. Bodies in balance function better than those not. The use of acupuncture or dry needling in sports physiotherapy has been shown to have great benefits in speeding up the recovery of muscles and tendons that have been injured. Our physiotherapists and exercises physiologists support the Taylor Bridge Rugby club and Women’s Rugby.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that focuses on injuries and rehab for sportspeople - whether professional or hobbyist. If you play sports regularly or got your injury from playing sport, then you may need to see a sports physio.

What kind of injuries does a sports physiotherapist treat?

Some sports physiotherapists will specialise in different sports (especially in the professional sector), however, in most cases your sports physio will be experienced with a wide range of sports and the specific injuries that result from them, such as tennis elbow or shin splints from running.