What Is Sports Physio?
Sports physio is a dedicated type of service to help assist our clients getting back to peak performance and enjoying their sport in the shortest amount of time.
This service entails a comprehensive assessment of your injury, coupled with appropriate rehabilitation, which could include physiotherapy, dry needling, specific sports injury and exercise rehabilitation, and attending our sports and rehab gymnasium.
Will I Benefit From Sports Physio?
If you enjoy participating in any form of sport, whether you are new to a particular sport or an elite athlete, our sports physio team can enhance your sporting performance, and reduce the risk of injuries.
We understand your body may be pushed to the limits during sporting events. That’s why it’s a great idea to have a sports physio by your side, to ensure your body can perform at its optimal level.
Engaging a sports physio, especially when you don’t have an injury, is particularly important as ‘prevention is better than cure’. Our sports physiotherapists can perform a full body assessment to analyse whether your body has any limiting factors that may limit your performance or put you at risk of injury and target those areas before an injury occurs.
What Is Included In Sports Physio?
Here is how we can minimise your sporting injuries and how we can get you back on track.
- Your own sports physio
- Full body assessment
- Identify your limiting factors
- Target your limiting factors
- Matwork pilates
- Reformer pilates
- Exercise plan
Things I Need To Know About Sports Physio
What’s the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Sports Physiotherapist?
A simple and short explanation is that Exercise Physiologists help to improve the health of a patient by providing a “hands off”, or active treatment, through a clinical exercise program. A sports physio provides “hands on”, or passive treatment, (joint manipulation, massage, acupuncture etc) as well as prescribing specific exercise programs.
I've just had surgery, can you help?
Typically, yes. Depending on the surgery, physiotherapists are usually in a great position to assist you in returning to your normal life and beyond post surgery. If the surgery is of a musculoskeletal nature, physios can work with you to restore function and reduce pain to get you back to your old self as quickly as possible.
How can clinical Pilates help my body?
Clinical Pilates can be used for rehabilitation purposes to treat and prevent injuries. Once an issue with the body is identified, specific Pilates exercises can be prescribed to restore range of motion to joints, strengthen or loosen weak or tight muscles, enhance motor control and improve coordination of the whole body. Pilates can be effective for children, adolescents, the elderly and even elite performing athletes.
Is going to the gym and lifting weights safe for my body?
We often advise patients to attend the gym in order to stress particular regions of the body with weights in order to improve muscle strength, increase bone density and improve motor control of the body.
So long as there is no underlying issue that would prevent a patient from attending the gym, and the patient understands how to perform the exercise safely and correctly, it is safe to attend the gym. If any of these factors are not met, it is not safe to attend the gym and lift weights.
Is it normal to feel pain after exercising?
It is not normal to feel pain after exercising. If pain persists, we would advise that you stop or modify the exercise you are performing.
It is however normal to feel DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) which is usually felt 1 or 2 days after exercising. DOMS usually occur due to small-scale damage (microtrauma) to the muscle fibres. DOMS is only felt temporarily and the discomfort is felt along the muscles that were worked on.