Sports Physiotherapy 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, you’ve come to the right place. Graceville Physio’s sports injury specialists can help you recover from an injury, prevent future injuries or strengthen weak areas of your body.
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. 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!
What is sports physiotherapy & how can it help you?
Sports physio is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating sports injuries while also helping you gain optimal performance and recovery.
During training, you probably place your body under a large amount of duress on a consistent basis. Injuries and overuse weaknesses caused during training can eventually lead to more serious damage that affects your performance and also your ability to recover optimally.
Working with a sports physiotherapist during peak training seasons can help you prevent injuries from occurring while also ensuring 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.
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
What to expect in a sports physio session
At Graceville Physio, Christina Hart is our specialist Sports Physiotherapist. Christina is also trained in Exercise Physiology and qualified conditioning coach. Christina 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*
- Correction and strengthening exercises
- Exercise therapy
- Joint mobilisation and taping techniques
- Stretching techniques
- Tips for ultimate performance & perfecting your technique
- Advice on shoes, equipment, gradual return to sport etc
Ultimately, sports physio 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 specialist 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.
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
- 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:
- Horse Riding
- Gym & Weightlifting
- Gymnastics & Calisthenics
- And more
Why work with the sports injury specialists 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.
Also, with our fully equipped gym, we are 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
- Western Districts Netball –
- Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Centre
- UQ Sport Athletics Centre
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
Need a sports physio session?
If you are currently injured or looking to optimise your sports performance, book in for a consultation with our specialist sports physiotherapists Christina Hart or 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 Brisbane clinic, call us on (07) 3278 1186 or make a booking online today!