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Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy is the branch of the physio which addresses, diagnoses and treats athletic injuries. The Pivotal Motion Sports Physios work with a wide range of athletic injuries and utilise multiple management and prevention strategies to keep our athletes performing at their best all year round.

You don’t have to be paid a million dollars a season to be a sportsman or sportswoman.  Regardless if you’re in the local little leagues or in the majors, our team of Sports Physiotherapists will look after you. Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy  can help you return to sport as soon as possible 07 3352 5116.

How is sports physiotherapy different to normal physiotherapy?

Injuries obtained in sport often do differ from everyday issues. As there are significant demands placed upon an athlete’s body, many specialised injuries can occur around high-use areas as well as sports specific contact or strain issues.


Common injuries

The repetitive nature of most sports means that specific anatomical structures, relevant to the sport, are stressed on a continual basis. As such, certain injuries become common amongst athletes in the same sport; examples of these include Throwers ElbowTennis Elbow, even ACL ruptures in sports with explosive changes of direction.


What is sports physiotherapy?

A Sports Physiotherapist is specially qualified to deal with sporting injuries, and to offer sports and spinal physio care. Some different treatment methods and strategies are utilized to aid in a recovery program to best suit an athlete’s needs, and to help meet performance goals.


Our sports centre physiotherapy staff can treat and manage elite and high-level sportspersons, and are equipped and happy to treat athlete of all skill levels. Whether an Olympian or beginner, our physios are keen to help you achieve maximal performance and to get back training or playing as soon as possible. The role of physiotherapy in sports is essentially to act as a complement to the athlete and to ensure that any injuries or potential injuries are treated before they become a problem.


A physiotherapy & sports injury clinic will also treat injuries and get an athlete back to peak condition safely and as soon as possible. If you require care and rehabilitation for a sports injury, please contact us to make an appointment.


Sports Care Physio

At Pivotal Motion our sports care physio experts utilise sport-specific knowledge to help address athlete’s deficiencies and improve technique through biomechanics to facilitate recovery from and prevention of, future sporting injuries.

Sports physiotherapist will also guide an athlete as they undertake their gradual and progressive return to training and, eventually, to competition or games after an injury.


Sports Physiotherapy for Brisbane Teams and Clubs

Pivotal Motion provides a range of sports medicine services to our sponsored teams and clubs. One such service is providing Sports Training to a range of athletic events around Brisbane.

The Pivotal Motion Sports Trainers are highly motivated and qualified members of our practice who offer First Aid services and assist in making sure your team stays happy and healthy both on and off the field. Accredited with Sports Medicine Australia, our sports trainers help bridge the gap between coaches, physios, players, and parents to aid in immediate and long-term management of injuries.

They can also assist in making sure players are competition ready and carry with them all the sprays, tapes, braces, and gadgets to provide full First Aid and injury management on game day.


Treatment and Management for Teams

The Sports Physiotherapists from Pivotal Motion provide comprehensive treatment and management of our associated teams. Our physios can travel on tour with teams to make sure that they are ready for game day, recover properly from competition and to treat any injuries sustained during play. As proper management of player fitness and health can be linked to success, our physios provide excellent services to make sure that all members of the team are performing at their best.

One of our teams, and a regular touring fixture throughout the year, is the Brisbane Bandits baseball team. Reigning champs of the Australian Baseball League, the Bandits have been with the clinic for the last couple years, with Bobbie-Jo a regular on tour and members of the team often coming through the clinic, we have worked closely with the boys to maximise their performance so they see resounding success on the pitch.

Get in touch to find out more about our treatment and management for teams.


Sports Physiotherapy Treatments

There are a range of different treatment strategies which our Sports Physios utilise; from spine and sport physiotherapy for acute cases, through to sports physiotherapy & rehabilitation for athletes in recovery.

Treatment can include manual therapy, thermal treatment (heat or cold therapy), exercise programs, reloading strategies, and muscular manipulation. Our Physiotherapists will also work to educate athletes on what has caused their injuries, and then how to manage the injury, and minimise risk of re-occurrence to help maintain performance in the future.


The importance of exercise for sport and spinal physio recovery

Exercise is a very important part of treatment for sports related issues. Because there is a focus on returning function, our physios will provide exercises to aid in recovery and more importantly to remedy any structural or muscular imbalances that may increase the risk of injuries returning.

Our physios will also assist with any taping or bracing needs. Taping is common for ligament strains or ruptures, and some of the most regular are taping for prevention of anterior instability (for recurrent or recovery from shoulder dislocations) and strapping of injured acromioclavicular (AC) joints.

Another important aspect of athlete management is ensuring they athletes have a solid foundation in strength and conditioning and healthy exercise habits to complement their involvement in sport.

These aspects are best addressed from an early age and so our clinic offers comprehensive strength and conditioning classes for our younger clients. Run by our physios and Exercise Sports Scientist Brendan, the exercise classes provide a holistic, progressive approach to building strength for basic daily or athletic pursuits and any specific sporting requirements needed to help our athletes perform at their best.


Marathon physio help

An example of how we at Pivotal Motion can help athletes of any level is the usual influx of running injuries during winter. Winter is the Australian season of marathons, half marathons, and triathlons. As many people use these events as an exercise goal to work towards, and to motivate them for physical activity, they are a regular topic of conversation and treatment within the clinic.

Our bodies are highly complex and can be quite fickle, so despite the fact that we all start with the best intentions; gradual loading, increased until competition, our physios often find that even small load changes can create health issues. As we look to progress our training, whether through increased distance, duration, or heightened intensity, it can cause complications with how our joints and muscles are functioning. Whether it is an ankle, knee, hip or muscle issue that arises our physiotherapists are happy to help and consult on how best to manage your injury. We can aid in load management; proving deloading and reloading advice, help to educate on how to progress your training properly and safely, and even provide other exercises or therapy which will help alleviate the symptoms of your injury.

Get in touch today with our Sports Physiotherapy Brisbane Based Team

So if you suffer any pain or decreased functionality during your training, no matter what level of fitness or competitiveness you are, please do not hesitate to call 07 3352 5116 to book a consultation, and we will help get you back on track.

For more information on the services which Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy provide to our many teams check out our team pages or the links below.

Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy is proudly associated with multiple sporting teams including the Brisbane Bandits Australian Baseball League side, Windsor Royals Baseball Club, Brothers Juniors Junior

Rugby League Club, Brisbane Harps Gaelic Football team and Newmarket Soccer Club.

Our Brisbane Physio Services

We offer comprehensive full-body physio Brisbane wide, providing relief to both young and old. Whether you’re a professional sports player, have had surgery or an office worker looking to treat your aching muscles, we go above and beyond to get you feeling better sooner.

Everyday Physiotherapy

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Exercise Classes

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Sports Physiotherapy

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