Sports Physiotherapy

Our team has extensive experience assessing and treating elite athletes, performers

and anyone who uses their body in amazing ways!

 

Using a 360 degree, bespoke approach, the Physiotherapists

here at Performance Medicine are able to

help you get to the bottom of what’s really going on

and prescribe the appropriate strategy including

hands on treatment and a tailored rehabilitation program.

 

We have a highly trained and recognised team of physiotherapists who are experts in sports injury management. You can expect a thorough assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation plan with a strategy that is tailored to you and your sport. Sports physiotherapy is a targeted approach by therapists trained to understand the complexity of injury, pain and performance enhancement as it relates to individual sporting needs.

 

Wondering what to expect from your treatment?

Below are some treatment techniques that your Physiotherapists may use during your consultation.

 

Targeted sport specific rehabilitation and exercise prescription

Almost all injuries or concerns require some form of movement correction, strength or mobility facilitation or exercise loading strategy to adequately allow healing and recovery. Your session is likely to cover these concepts and a specific exercise or rehabilitation program may be prescribed if deemed appropriate.

 

Spinal joint mobilisation / manipulation

 

Spinal joint mobilisation or Spinal manipulation, is a physiotherapy technique. Where the natural joint movements are guided by the physiotherapist’s hands to relieve pain and increase joint range of motion. These techniques are commonly performed in the either lying on your front or back. A manipulation is a technique that is of small amplitude at high velocity . Which essentially means that your physiotherapist will take the affected joint to the end of its available range and quickly gapped. A crack can often be heard accompanying this technique.

 

Peripheral joint mobilisation

 

This is a technique where the natural joint movements are guided by the physiotherapist’s hands to relieve pain and increase joint range of motion. Peripheral joints are those of the arms and legs and mobilisation of these joints are performed in the ranges that are most restricted.

 

Myofascial or soft tissue release

 

These techniques come in a variety of forms and are an important part of manual therapy performed by your physiotherapist or myotherapist.

    • Myofascial techniques are often deep and slow and may use a small amount of cream.
    • Soft tissue techniques may include effleurage, trigger point therapy, Rolfing. These techniques are useful in reducing pain, muscle tension, increasing muscle length, unloading the joints and surrounding structures.

 

Neurodynamic mobilisation

 

Neurodynamic mobilisation techniques are used to help nerves glide more freely between tissues and along their pathway. They may be used when treating spinal pain with associated neurological symptoms and arm or leg pain. These techniques can be performed by your physiotherapist or as part of a home exercise programme.

 

Taping

 

There are many types of tape and taping techniques. Some of these include

  • Rigid sporting taping – to restrict range of motion; to protect or offload a joint.
  • Kinesio taping – to enhance the proprioceptive input of an area
  • Functional Fascial Taping® – taping to facilitate proprioceptive input to enhance range of motion.

 

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Team members who can help with this

Dr Suleiman Halabi (he/him)

Sports Doctor - M.B.B.S.

Rhea Torres (she/her)

Physiotherapist - DPT. BNSc. BSc.

Annie Strauch (she/her)

Managing Director - Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Nino La Scala

Titled Physiotherapist

Elise McMahon (she/her)

Physiotherapist

Letitia Reus (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Elissa Petesic (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Emily McLean (she/her)

Physiotherapist - B.Physio Adv. (Hons), Masters of Sport Physio

Stephanie Zamoyski (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - B..HthSci & M.Phty

Maria Anagnostou (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Zeba Haroon (she/her)

Physiotherapist

Chris Minto (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist

Dr Brea Kunstler

Physiotherapist & Run Coach

Polly Dhar (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - APAM

Nicole Reynolds (she/her)

Senior Physiotherapist - APAM

Dr Kathy Yu (she/her)

Sports Doctor - M.B.B.S.

Stacey Kipouridis (she/her)

Physiotherapist - APAM

Catherine Etty-Leal (she/her)

Titled Physiotherapist - MACP