Sports Physiotherapy Melbourne

Athlete Injury & Performance Management

City Sports Physiotherapy is a division of Backfocus Physiotherapy that gives recreational and high level athletes access to a highly respected group of physiotherapists and myotherapists experienced in managing sports injuries.

Be it an acute injury, an old recurring problem or an injury or condition caused by repetitive overstrain, our sports injury physiotherapists carefully diagnose your problem, develop a recovery plan and use hands-on treatment and exercise based rehabilitation to remove your pain and get you back to your sport.

For sports physiotherapy in Melbourne’s CBD and beyond call Backfocus today.

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What to expect

When you visit with us you will be assessed very thoroughly by your physiotherapist. We will identify the mechanism of injury and confirm your diagnosis. A clear treatment plan for the coming weeks will then be outlined.

Physiotherapy techniques include hands on treatment such as soft tissue release, joint mobilization and dry needling. You also receive instruction in biomechanical correction, strength and flexibility exercise. Various taping and orthotic techniques are considered and injury management at home is discussed.

You will be prescribed exercises to perform at home to help facilitate your recovery and maximise the effect of your physiotherapy.

At times further investigation may be necessary and your physiotherapist will advise you when to pursue radiological investigations and further medical input.

We specialise in treating all levels of athlete and problems

As sports physiotherapists and myotherapists we treat recreational and elite athletes and the wide range of athlete injuries. Broadly you can classify athletes injuries into three groups.

Acute sudden onset injuries – which occur as a result of sudden trauma to muscle, cartilage, disc, tendon or ligament.

Chronic or recurrent injuries – resulting from repetitive strain which may cause gradual breakdown in the integrity of muscle, tendon and joint tissue with associated chronic irritation and pain. These injuries are often associated with faulty biomechanics or follow an initial acute injury.

Post surgical rehabilitation – following orthopaedic surgery when a period of rehabilitation is required to build strength, balance and flexibility to ensure a safe return to your sport and allowing you to perform at your best.

Your treatment will vary according to the nature of the injured tissue and the mechanism of injury. This is discussed with you following your initial appointment and assessment by your Physiotherapist.

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Our physiotherapists have extensive training in managing sports injuries

Our Physiotherapists have extensive training in sports injury mechanism, pathology and rehabilitation. They provide an acute diagnosis followed by hands on treatment and detailed exercise programs to guide your recovery. Treatment is evidence based and up to date making sure you are on the right path to recovery from the start.

Treatment modalities include:

  • Education about your condition
  • Manual therapy including joint and muscle mobilization and release
  • Exercise therapy
  • Biomechanical re-education
  • Sport specific rehabilitation
  • Conditioning programs
  • Postural correction
  • Orthotics and taping techniques
  • Clinical pilates
  • Dry needling

Our primary aim is to safely get you back to sport as quickly as possible

We know you want to get back to the sport you love as quickly as possible. Our focus is to help you achieve that ambition but also to do it safely to minimise the risk of further injury.

Most sport injuries require somewhere between 6 and 10 sessions of physiotherapy over 3 to 4 weeks. This of course varies depending on the severity and long term nature of the problem. After initial higher intensity treatment you move into a period of rehabilitation if required.

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Some of Our Services


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Physiotherapy aims to remove muscular, joint and nerve symptoms and restore normal function and mobility.

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Myotherapy uses massage to releases muscle tension and trigger points associated with aches and pains.

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Clinical Exercise Sessions

Clinical Exercise Sessions are valuable for the recovery of core stability and strength in people with recurring or chronic pain.

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Workplace Programs

Customised programs and services designed to help recruit and maintain a physically healthy workforce.

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Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation programs individually prescribed for people with acute, recurring or chronic pain & injuries.

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Sports Programs

Effective sports injury management requires careful diagnosis, specialist treatment & detailed exercise programs.

About Backfocus Physiotherapy

Backfocus Physiotherapy offers the highest quality physiotherapy and allied services in Melbourne and wider Victoria. Our motivated, highly skilled and friendly therapists work closely with you to help achieve your lifestyle goals.

Backfocus Physiotherapy has physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne CBD, Diamond Creek, Epping, Hurstbridge, Kyneton, New Gisborne, Spotswood, Sunbury and Woodend in Victoria.

Find out more

Call 1300 366 284.