Sports physiotherapy is a specialised field that focuses on helping athletes recover from and prevent future injuries, in addition to improving their performance through physical therapies and training advice.
In this blog, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about sports physiotherapy, including what it is, how it differs from general physiotherapy, and when to see a sports physio.
Plus, we share insight into the sports physiotherapy process high performance athletes in EPL and NBA use, that we apply in our practice!
What does a Sports Physio do?
A sports physio has a deep understanding of sport-specific movement patterns and the injuries commonly associated with them. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat sports-related injuries, helping athletes recover faster and return to breaking their PBs.
In addition, sports physio can help athletes prevent future injuries and optimise their performance through exercise prescription and training advice. This includes mobility drills, power training exercises and form assessments to maximise performance.
Our team of expert sports physiotherapists at North West Physiotherapy Newmarket are dedicated to providing the best care for athletes and helping them achieve their goals.
If you have sustained any injuries during sports or physical activity, seeking assessment and treatment from a sports physiotherapist can aid in your recovery.
Is there a difference between a Physio and Sports Physio?
While a general physiotherapist provides care for individuals recovering from physical injuries or conditions, a sports physiotherapist focuses on treating athletes and sports-related injuries specifically.
At North West Physiotherapy, we provide services for both general and sporting clients. Our team has an in-depth knowledge of sport-specific injuries, so we can tailor our care to you.
Our approach at North West Physio Newmarket: Athletic screenings
An athletic screening is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates an athlete’s major muscle groups, sport-specific movements, and biomechanics using high tech force plate technology.
We follow a ‘prevention is better than the cure’ mindset here at North West. That’s why we use advanced force plate technology similar to those used in the EPL and NBA. We can screen athletes pre-season and in-season to provide accurate and real-time data to evaluate their performance and injury risk.
Sports Physiotherapy for local sports clubs
We provide sports physiotherapy services to a range of athletes, tailoring our care to each sport and their specific demands. To name a few, we’ve helped athletes from football, triathlons, rugby, cricket, dancing and athletics.
Over the years, our Newmarket clinic has worked with many local sporting clubs. Our partners include several semi-professional sporting teams, such as the Newmarket Soccer and Brisbane City Football Clubs, Northside Wizards Basketball, and triathlon clubs.
Looking for a Sports Physiotherapist?
Sports physiotherapy is the cornerstone of sports performance and injury management.
Our sports physiotherapists specialise in football and triathlon related injuries, however, our team at North West Physiotherapy Newmarket are dedicated to providing the best care for all athletes. No matter your sport, our team can help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
If you’re an athlete suffering from a sports-related injury or looking to improve your performance, book an assessment with our team today!