Sports Physiotherapy is an important aspect of our practice. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of any of a multitude of injuries that occur on the sports field from the elite level to the recreational athlete. Our physiotherapists are trained to take you from initial injury to return to sport and will refer you to appropriate health professionals where required. Many of our physiotherapists are working with local, state and international teams.
Spinal (neck and back) Pain is the most common musculoskeletal affliction in Western Society. Over 80% of Australians will experience this type of pain during their lifetime. At SportsCare and Physiotherapy we use an evidence based approach in the treatment of neck and back pain.
Our physiotherapists apply an active model to the rehabilitation of work related injuries. We aim to restore the injured worker back to full function in much the same way an injured athlete is returned to sport. SportsCare and Physiotherapy is involved in the rehabilitation of workers from large companies such as Australia Post and Coles to individual workers.
This type of rehabilitation refers to injuries of the skeleton and related structures such as joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and a number of other anatomical structures. Some of these types of injury require surgical repair by an orthopaedic surgeon. The rehabilitation of both surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic injuries requires specialised physiotherapy care to restore normal movement, strength and control to the affected area. The physiotherapists at SportsCare and Physiotherapy have both the training and a wealth of clinical experience to ensure the optimum recovery from all types of orthopaedic injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Dynamic core stability is the ability of the body to use various muscles in complex ways to control movement around the pelvis, lower trunk and abdomen. Core stability allows for optimum posture both when stationary and with activity, and also helps to reduce the risk of injury. Poor core stability results in poor posture, inefficient transfer of power from the upper body to the lower and vice versa, and a marked increase in the risk of injuries to many body areas including the low back and pelvis, mid-back and neck, and the lower limbs. Many types of injury can adversely affect the capacity of the stabilising muscles resulting in reduced core stability, which may then result in an increased risk of re-injury or further injury. Hence, the retraining of the core stabilising muscles is often a critical part of any rehabilitation program.
A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves or related soft tissues including strains, sprains or inflammation. These are often those nagging pains and discomforts that just don’t seem to be getting better. Physiotherapy is well placed to assess these injuries, promote optimal recovery of the damaged tissues and re-educate functional movement patterns for the affected joints.
At SportsCare, Christine Sproule is responsible for the treatment of neurological disorders. She has a wide variety of experience in managing stroke, brain injury, spinal injury and a variety of other nerve related disorders. These disorders commonly affect the movement control and balance systems of the body. With the dedication of the individual and the correct physiotherapy guidance, people can rehabilitate to their potential.
A woman’s body will undergo significant changes throughout her lifetime, particularly throughout pregnancy, after childbirth and during menopause. Women’s health physiotherapists can play a vital role in managing change and dysfunction during these periods. Our physiotherapists can also assist men with issues related to pelvic floor control.