The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a large team of highly trained Physiotherapists with a special interest in the assessment and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
The Physiotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre also have additional training and experience in the fields of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Many have worked with elite athletes and sporting teams. They are highly skilled at assessing and treating injuries sustained from sport, work or lifestyle and work closely with you to help prevent future injury.
Physiotherapy can assist in reducing pain, stiffness and compromised muscular function.
Our physiotherapists will utilise a number of evidence based treatments to return you to optimal health and performance including:
- joint mobilisation
- joint manipulation
- soft tissue massage
- deep tissue massage
- myofascial release
- dry needling
- taping and bracing
Rehabilitation, injury prevention and education is also our focus and to help ensure this our Physiotherapists may:
- use real time ultrasound for muscle retraining
- provide exercise programs, fully instructed in our on-site rehabilitation gymnasium
- refer to our on-site Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist run group exercise classes* (which may include exercises incorporating pilates principles and the use of pilates equipment)
*To ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community, our variety of classes are temporarily ceased for the duration of the Stage 4 Metropolitan Melbourne lock-down. All of our practitioners can provide in room care in a safe and controlled environment but if preferred or deemed more appropriate, telehealth consultations can be arranged. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Reception team who are here to help through this difficult time.
Initial physiotherapy assessments are of 45 minutes duration and will involve your physiotherapist fully assessing your condition.
Once a diagnosis is made, your physiotherapist will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan taking into account your lifestyle, training and general health.
Exercises may be prescribed for you to do between treatment sessions. Follow up with an exercise physiologist, myotherapist or remedial massage therapist may be suggested as part of an integrated program.
Review appointments are either of 30 or 45 minutes duration depending on your particular injury or problem. Throughout your treatment your physiotherapist will continually evaluate your progress and modify treatment where necessary.
For any new injury that is sustained or new problem that occurs, an initial consultation will be required again to allow for a full assessment to be conducted, diagnosis made and treatment plan developed.
If you have not seen your physiotherapist for two months, even if it is for the same injury, a 45 review minute appointment will be required for a reassessment to take place
It is preferable, although not essential, that you see the same physiotherapist about your injury or problem. Such continuity can allow for a better understanding of your injury and measure of progress.
A referral is not required to see a Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy consultations may be covered under your Private Health Insurance. Please check with your private insurer to see if you are covered for part payment of your consultations. Please ensure you bring your membership card to your appointment if this applies to you.
Should you have a chronic health condition for which Physiotherapy would be of benefit, you may qualify for a rebate under a Medicare Team Care Arrangement. Please consult your General Practitioner if this applies to you.
To arrange an appointment to see one of our Physiotherapists please phone 9650 9372 or book online.