Sports Injury Physiotherapy

We treat everybody like a topflight athlete. Our Sports Physiotherapy team will focus on your rehabilitation.

About Sports Injury Physiotherapy

Whether you’re an Olympic Athlete or a Sunday morning golfer, Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions is a sports injury clinic that has expert sports physiotherapists trained in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

The team at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions has the experience to treat your injury and work with you through your rehabilitation process. Our aim is to return you to your chosen activities, stronger and more capable than before.

Causes and Types of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can happen as a result of:

  • Not warming up properly before exercising
  • Pushing too hard for your current level of fitness
  • Using inadequate equipment (e.g. running shoes)
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Poor technique

Sports injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute sports injuries occur as a result of a sudden impact or awkward movement, e.g. a muscle tear or a sprained ankle. Chronic sports injuries develop over time, often due to continual use of the same joints or muscle groups or can occur due to bad technique or occasionally structural abnormalities, such as an inherited bone or muscle problem.

Fortunately, approximately 90% of all sports injuries do not require surgery.

How will it help you?

In the instance of an acute injury physiotherapy can help by speeding up the rate of recovery by reducing joint swelling and preventing joint stiffness. Early treatment will also help minimise tissue damage and provide for a quicker return to active sport.

Chronic injuries can be prevented and treated by identifying the causal factor. If getting fit to ski or for other strenuous activities such as a marathon, triathlon our physios can help you prepare by coaching you thorough sports specific exercises.

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Why Us?

At our Sydney CBD Physiotherapy clinics the physiotherapist plays a vital role in healing, pain relief and rehabilitation following fractures, surgery, muscle, tendon, ligament and joint injuries. The treatment aims to correct and stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes without the use of medication.

We understand how important it is for runners and other athletes to recover quickly so that they can continue participating in the sport they love.

We are dedicated to providing the most current and effective treatments possible.

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The Alter G anti-gravity treadmill has arrived in the Sydney CBD!

Here at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions we understand how important it is for runners and other athletes to recover quickly so that they can continue participating in the sport they love.

We are dedicated to providing the most current and effective treatments possible. The introduction of the Alter G Anti-gravity treadmill to our Castlereagh Street clinic in Sydney’s CBD and our Chatswood clinic, is a prime example of the cutting-edge technology here at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions.

What is the Alter G Treadmill?

The Alter G or anti-gravity treadmill is a revolutionary piece of medical rehabilitation equipment which allows “unweighting” of the body between 20 – 100% using an air pressure system developed by NASA. The unique capability means that normal gait pattern can be maintained safely, accurately and comfortably even whilst recovering from injury. This often leads to a quicker recovery and return to sport with less pain.

Sydney Physio Solutions is proud to be one of the only clinics in Sydney to have an Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill.

Check out our Alter-G Treadmill in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu5VSYOxfKk&feature=youtu.be

Who Would Benefit from Using the Alter G?

In one word: everyone. In conjunction with your physiotherapist, athletes and the general population use the Alter G to gain strength and conditioning whilst reducing the impact on the joints. Here are a few examples of how the Alter G can benefit you:

Sporting Performance and Training

  • Train safely for endurance events
  • Use to recover from a long race
  • Increase load gradually to increase intensity of training
  • Develop cardio-vascular fitness without lower body injury
  • Prolong your running career without the pounding impact

Rehabilitation

  • A faster return to running after an injury. The Alter G allows runners to return to activity and pain-free training, thus providing a significant advantage in maintaining fitness levels
  • A large number of spinal and lower limb surgeries require patients up and walking normally as soon as possible. The Alter G provides an option for early rehabilitation suggesting a faster return to function and pain free activities.
  • Neurological conditions and/or those suffering from balance deficits (e.g. stroke) can exercise fully supported with the safety of the Alter G. The machine provides independence and confidence in walking and the progression to running and exercise.

The Elderly and Overweight

  • Alter G provides a safe enclosed option for those fearful of walking on the footpath or uneven surfaces
  • The load bearing ability provides for a gradual increase in intensity particularly useful for those overweight or beginning running again.

Who Uses the Alter G Treadmill?

Teams from Australia and all around the world make the AlterG a central part of their training and conditioning, including:

  • NRL teams: Most NRL teams including: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Sydney Roosters
  • AFL teams: All AFL teams including Western Bulldogs, Sydney Swans and GWS Giants
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Most of the NBA teams, including the world champion Miami Heat
  • All of the English Premier League soccer clubs, including Manchester City
  • US Olympic Training Centres

Specific injuries that the Alter-G is suitable for:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Fibular stress fractures
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Metatarsal stress fracture
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tibial stress fractures
  • Navicular stress fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • The Alter G is now available to use in our Castlereagh Street and Chatswood clinics. Contact us today to trial this amazing piece of technology.

Research: http://www.moonrunners.com.au/research-science-alterg-treadmill.php

The FMS (which stands for Functional Movement Screen) is an injury prevention tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in your fundamental movement patterns.

These tests are key to identifying functional movement quality in people with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury. The FMS is a reliable and well-researched tool that works in the same way that a blood pressure reading might flag a cardiovascular issue before symptoms become apparent.

The FMS allows us to observe you performing basic movements by placing you in challenging positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable. The results of your FMS then help us to communicate properly with you and your coach/trainer in discussing the safest and most effective ways for you to exercise.

The total appointment lasts for 45 minutes, during which time your screen is completed and an exercise program is tailored to correct any movement limitations found during the screen. If your screen identifies significant problems, like pain or gross limitations in movement, we’ll discuss further consultation that may be required to appropriately deal with those problems.

We have practitioners at all 3 clinics Castlereagh Street,  Macquarie Street & Chatswood, who are certified in administering the screen.

During your session, you should wear exercise clothes and don’t worry, there’s no sweat involved!

For more information about the Functional Movement Screen, please contact us on 9252 5770 or email us on castlereagh@ssop.com.au, or check out the FMS website.

 

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