Physiotherapy for Athletes

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The role of Physiotherapists 

Essentially, we are primary care treatment providers who work in conjunction with other medical health professionals to address injuries or conditions that limit your ability to move and perform functional activities in your daily life.

Physiotherapy is a professional career that spans many specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, women's health, chronic pain, and even wound care.

Our Specialty

Here at Strength and Pilates Physiotherapy, our main clientele consists of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and sports rehab but all our therapists are more than qualified to treat most movement-related pain and conditions. See the range of conditions and injuries we commonly treat down below.

Our Philosophy

Strength and Pilates Physiotherapy

Common Conditions and Injuries We Treat

Our therapists are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat the following conditions (and more). If you have any issues or concerns feel free to call and discuss with us so we can set you down the right path or organise a booking with one of our great team.

Head, Neck and Back

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-Acute & chronic low back pain

-Chronic back pain

-Disc bulges, protrusions, prolapses

-Disc degenerative joint disease

-Herniated disc

-Mid back pain & stiffness

-Neck pain, dizziness, vertigo & headaches

-Ribcage dysfunction

-Scheuermann's disease

-Sciatica, nerve pain & nerve radiculopathy

-Scoliosis

-Spinal stenosis & spinal fusion rehab

-Spondylolysis & spondylolisthesis

-Thoracic outlet syndrome

-T4 syndrome

-TMJ dysfunction

-Wry neck

-Whiplash & concussion

Shoulder

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-AC joint sprains

-Arthritis

-Bankart lesions

-Bicep tendon ruptures

-Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)

-Hill Sach lesions

-Labral tears

-Long thoracic nerve palsy

-Pec strains/rupture

-Rotator cuff tear and rotator cuff injuries

-Scapular dyskinesia

-Shoulder impingement

-Shoulder instability, dislocation, subluxation

-SLAP lesion/tear

-Subacromial & subdeltoid bursitis

-The painful and stiff shoulder

-The painful and unstable shoulder

-The painful and weak shoulder

Elbow, Forearm and Wrist

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  • Bicep tendinopathy

  • Bicep tendon rupture

  • Carpal instability

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Colles fracture

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Guyon's canal syndrome

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Pronator teres syndrome

  • Radial head fracture

  • Scaphoid fracture

  • Smith's fracture

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • TFCC injury

  • Tricep tendinopathy

  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

  • Wrist pain with sports

Hand, Thumb and Fingers

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  • De Quervain's syndrome

  • Dupuytrens contracture

  • Finger dislocation

  • Flexor & extensor tendon injuries

  • Hand arthritis

  • Jersey finger

  • Ligament sprain

  • Mallet finger

  • Metacarpal fracture

  • Nerve pain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Skier's thumb

  • Swan-neck deformity

  • Thumb subluxation

  • Trigger finger

Hip and Thigh

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  • Adductor strain & tendinopathy

  • Clinical biomechanics of hip pain & ITBFS

  • Femoral fracture

  • Groin pain

  • Hamstring strain/tear/rupture

  • Hip dislocation rehab

  • Hip impingement (FAI)

  • Iliopsoas tendinopathy

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Labral tear

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Quad contusion

  • Quad strain/tear/rupture

  • Snapping hip syndrome

  • Trochanteric bursitis & lateral hip pain

Knee

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  • ACL rehab (+PCL, MCL, LCL)

  • Clinical biomechanics of knee pain

  • Fat-pad syndrome

  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS)

  • Ligament sprain/rupture

  • Knee joint & kneecap instability rehab

  • Meniscus tear

  • Osgood-Schlatter's disease

  • Patellar chondromalacia

  • Patellar tendinopathy & tendinitis

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

  • Pes anserine bursitis

  • Popliteus strain/tendinopathy

  • Prepatellar bursitis

  • Tibial plateau fracture

Ankle and Shin

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  • Ankle fracture

  • Achilles rupture

  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ankle sprain

  • Calf pain

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Gastroc strain

  • Peroneal tendinopathy

  • ​Peroneal tendon subluxation

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

  • Sever's disease

  • Shin splints

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Tibialis anterior dysfunction

Foot

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  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Flat feet problems

  • Foot fracture

  • High arch problems

  • Heel pain

  • Hallux valgus

  • Hallux rigidis

  • Jones fracture

  • Lisfranc injuries

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Metatarsal fracture

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Stress fracture

  • Turf toe

Other Conditions

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  • Arthritic conditions

  • Bone spurs

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP)

  • Core strengthening

  • Fractures & casting

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuries (MVA)

  • Nerve compression & nerve injuries

  • Nerve radiculopathy & radicular nerve pain

  • Osteocondritis dissecans

  • Pelvic floor rehab

  • Poor posture - analysis & correction

  • Post-surgery rehab

  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)

  • Second opinion physio

  • Work-related accidents/injuries (WorkCover & Worker's Compensation)

FAQs

When to see a Physiotherapist?

Can you fix (condition or injury)?

How many sessions will I need?

Can I still see a Physio if I’m not in pain?