Australia’s elite athletes and sporting teams work with physiotherapists to help them achieve and maintain their best performance. But what sets physiotherapists apart from the scrum of health practitioners available to manage a sporting injury?
Firstly, physiotherapists are registered professionals. This means they are accountable to a state registration board, and rigorous professional standards.
Secondly, physiotherapists have a unique level of education and training. All physiotherapists have completed a four-year university degree focusing on anatomy, physiology & biomechanics as well as specific joint and muscle assessment and treatment. The team at Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy includes physiotherapists who have also completed a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy. This qualification is recognised as one of the best in the world, and qualifies our Sports Physiotherapists to work at the Olympic Games.
Catering to all ages and sporting abilities
At Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy, we don't just cater for elite athletes; people of all ages and sporting abilities can benefit from treatment by our physiotherapists through:
- Providing care of acute injuries on and off the field
- Optimising your return to sports after injury
- Analysing your sporting technique to prevent injury
- Improving your flexibility, muscle strength and control
- Advising you how to safely increase your fitness
- Improving your posture and relieving muscle imbalances
- Prescribing a specific exercise program for ongoing injury management
Download our Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy Physio 4 You Brochure that explains how you can minimise injury and how to know when it is safe to return to sport after injury.
The large team at Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy allows our physiotherapists to specialise in areas of interest.
As specialists in the local community, we are regularly involved in running education classes on Sports First Aid, management of injury and taping. If you or your sporting club wish to discuss how Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy can help with injury management and prevention please contact Adam Woolacott or call our Bega clinic on 02 6492 0023.