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Sports Physio

An APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist is a highly qualified professional with expert knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

An APA Sports Physiotherapist can:

  • Optimise your return to sports after injury
  • Resolve chronic pain and prevent further injury
  • Enhance your sporting performance and sports technique
  • Increase your flexibility, muscle control and strength
  • Educate you on how to self-manage your condition

In addition they are experts in movement analysis and exercise prescription. An APA Sports Physiotherapist has completed at least four years of university studies and has a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, crisis management, assessment and treatment of joint and muscle conditions. In addition, an APA Sports Physiotherapist has undertaken further studies specifically in the management of sports injuries. They have undergone a rigorous selection process to ensure that they have the level of experience and knowledge to be awarded the title.

Today the title serves as the professional mark of specialisation and distinction for physiotherapists practicing in the field of sports physiotherapy.

APA Sports Physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in:

  • Crisis management, enabling them to take immediate care of injuries on the field
  • Providing skilled diagnosis of sporting injuries
  • Correcting muscle imbalances and posture
  • Prescribing exercise programmes for specific injuries
  • Biomechanical analysis of sports technique to improve sports performance and prevent injury
  • Providing education about injury management, injury prevention and maximizing sporting performance
  • Designing stretching programmes for teams and individuals
  • Advising on appropriate warm up, cool down and recovery programmes
  • Providing musculoskeletal screening and injury prevention programmes
  • The provision and coordination of physiotherapy coverage at sporting events from club to international competitions
  • Liaising with coaches and members of the allied health care team to ensure a coordinated approach to maximise your performance

APA Sports Physiotherapists emphasise ‘hands on’ management of your sporting condition.

Only APA Sports Physiotherapists can be appointed to the Australian Olympic Team.

We are open from 7:30 am until 6:30 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday.

We offer same day appointments and no referral is needed for private patients.

We accept all major health funds for patients with private health cover and have HICAPS facilities to make claiming easier. EFTPOS is also available.

With an appropriate referral we also see compensable patients (Work Cover, TAC, Medicare and Veterans Affairs).

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