Sports Physiotherapy

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

and anyone who uses their body in amazing ways!


With 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 treatment including

hands on treatment and a tailored rehabilitation program.

Below are some treatment techniques that your Physiotherapists may use in your treatment.



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.




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

Letitia Reus


Elissa Petesic


Cecilia Mizzi APAM


Karen Mooibroek

Titled Physiotherapist

Maria Anagnostou

Titled Physiotherapist

Zeba Haroon


Chris Minto

Senior Physiotherapist

Dr Brea Kunstler

Physiotherapist & Run Coach

Meagan Carrington APAM


Polly Dhar APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Nicole Reynolds APAM


Karina Chilman APAM


Dr Kathy Yu M.B.B.S.

Sports Doctor

Stacey Kipouridis APAM


Catherine Etty-Leal MACP

Titled Physiotherapist

Michael Freeman APAM

Titled Physiotherapist

Annie Strauch MACP

Titled Physiotherapist



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