With several APA Sports Physiotherapists and Pilates qualified Physiotherapists on staff you will benefit from state of the art management of your sports injuries. This includes a thorough initial assessment, accurate diagnosis, an individualised rehabilitation program (utilising our on-site gymnasium) and a graduated return to sport exercise program, to enable an efficient and successful return to your sporting demands. In order to achieve this, physiotherapy services may include the appropriate provision of:
- soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- dry needling
- joint mobilisation / manipulation
- muscle stretching
- muscle strengthening / conditioning, including core stability & swiss ball exercises
- proprioceptive / balance exercises
- biomechanical assessment & correction of movement
- sports strapping & bracing
- graduated & progressive return to sport rehabilitation programs
- ergonomic assessment & posture correction
A referral from your general practitioner is not required to see one of our physiotherapists.
Other Physiotherapy Services Include
Cycling Set-Up and Fitting
This unique service combines the knowledge and skill of physiotherapists and bicycle fitting specialists working together to ensure the most comfortable and biomechanically correct fit of each individual to their specific bicycle. Once correctly set-up, it will enhance your cycling performance (ie power and efficiency) and reduce the risk of cycling-related injuries. The bike fitting service offered below is aimed at all levels of athlete, from the beginner to the professional, with specific variations applied for both the road cyclist and the triathlete, as their mechanical demands and body positions are different when cycling.
If you have a history of cycling related injuries or you are taking your cycling seriously, then the comprehensive ‘bike fit’ and physiotherapy review is suggested. Please bring the following to the bike fit:
- Cycling shoes (including orthoses if applicable)
- Cycling shorts and jersey
Comprehensive ‘Bike Fit’ & Physiotherapy Screening- A comprehensive musculoskeletal screening involves the screening as per above but additionally assesses a person’s physical capabilities including their individual static posture, anatomical body alignment, dynamic joint mobility, flexibility and measures of lumbo-pelvic ‘core / trunk’ strength. A complete injury history is taken and this is correlated to their current bicycle set-up and the results of their individual physical screening. A series of specific corrective exercises is then provided to the athlete targeting their identified issues, such as inadequate flexibility and / or poor strength of the trunk / pelvis / legs.
Musculoskeletal Athlete Screenings
At Balmain Sports Medicine we offer a wide variety of musculoskeletal screening assessments and programs for individual athletes and sporting teams. The aim of these screenings is to identify potential sources for injuries before they become a problem, teach techniques to ensure these identified problems are managed correctly and insure optimal physical performance and enjoyment for your chosen sport. Please contact our administration for more information or to make an appointment.
Cervical Pillow Assessment
A Cervical Pillow Assessment determines the best way to support your neck while you are sleeping, allowing you to sleep more comfortably and improve your function throughout the day. Following an examination of your body type, neck range of movement and joint mobility / stiffness, our physiotherapists will make recommendations regarding the preferred pillow types for you, based on an extensive understanding of neck anatomy / pathology, sleeping postures and the very latest scientific evidence available, so as to provide optimal support for your neck while you are sleeping. We keep a selective range of reasonably priced cervical support pillows, allowing you to choose the one that feels the most comfortable for you. Please note that there is no direct treatment involved.
Home Visit Physiotherapy
If you are unable to attend our practice rooms, then we also offer a mobile service for aged care and acute neural or fracture management physiotherapy in the convenience of your own home setting. Home visits offer families the undivided attention of a health professional away from a busy ward or clinic in the security and privacy of their own home. This provides the opportunity for less hurried discussions about practical issues the client or family may wish to discuss regarding their ongoing management. Please contact our administration staff to organize a convenient time.
Personal Strength & Conditioning Programs
With extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics of movement and injuries, physiotherapists are experts in exercise prescription. We can create a customized strength and conditioning program specific to your goals and lifestyle, either to maximize your recovery from injury, for future injury prevention or improve your general fitness and posture.
Workshops & Education (Manual Handling, Optimise Performance)
We offer a wide range of Health and fitness seminars including:
- Safe Manual Handling
- Smart Workstations
- Importance of Posture
- Exercise in the Workplace
- Principals of Safe Lifting
- Managing Low Back Pain
- Benefits of Exercise
- Exercise and Kids
- Optimise Your Athletic Performance
- Young Mums: Preventing Injuries
Each seminar can be modified for groups of any size, with interactions, demonstrations and active audience participation encouraged. Seminars are individually tailored for sporting clubs, corporate employers, student groups, community centres and schools. Fees for seminars are available upon request with our administration staff.