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Sports Physiotherapy

Our team has extensive experiences assessing and treating athletes, performers

and anyone who uses their body in amazing ways!

 

With a hands on manual therapy approach the

Physiotherapists here at Performance Medicine are able to

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

 

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.

 

Your physio should be able to guide you in how long you can and you should wear tape. If it becomes itchy or uncomfortable at any stage it must be removed immediately.

 

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Either In Person or online via Telehealth!

Simply book using our Online Booking or Contact Us.

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Team members who can help with this

Dr Kathy Yu M.B.B.S.

Sports Doctor

Stacey Kipouridis APAM

Physiotherapist

Catherine Etty-Leal APAM

Titled Physiotherapist

Andrew Pilcher APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Annie Strauch APAM

Titled Physiotherapist

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