About Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is your first choice for injury management in the Canberra region.
We draw on our 20 years of experience in elite sports rehabilitation to provide dedicated, specialist treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions.
Our mission is to provide elite treatment to everyday people. You will benefit from our experience.
HICAPS allows direct billing at point of sale to most private health funds.
All practitioners at Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation are approved providers for NSW Workcover, workers compensation and third party insurance clients.
Our Kingston practice is located in the geographic centre of Canberra on the Kingston foreshore, adjacent to the new Kingston Arts Precinct.
Opening hours are 8am to 6pm weekdays.
Now in City North
As of the 1 February 2018, Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation will be opening a new practice in the McKay Gardens, Turner.
We will be taking appointments from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm Saturdays.
Our Principal Physiotherapist, Gavin is available for appointments at YourGP @ Crace Tuesday and Thursday between 1pm – 6pm.
Rest assured to our Kingston regulars, Gavin will still be taking appointments at Kingston Monday and Friday afternoons from 1pm – 6pm, as well as Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am – 12pm.
Our Services Include:
Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to diagnose and rehabilitate people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods, such as exercise, motivation, manual therapy, education and advocacy. Physiotherapy differs from other professions in that our emphasis is on the correction of movement dysfunction which can be the cause of problems such as lower back pain, sports injuries or work related musculoskeletal problems. Physiotherapy is not just about the treatment of symptoms, we are committed to interventions that importantly identify the cause of your symptoms. Once the cause is identified we can then prescribe an appropriate treatment/rehabilitation program, which may include a combination of hands on treatment such as mobilisation/manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation, specific rehabilitation and importantly a home exercise program.
Musculoskeletal screenings are used in elite sport and in some occupational environments to reduce injury risk and maximize performance. In a specialized process we will assess your musculoskeletal system in full detail including structure, alignment, movement patterns, strength and neuromotor control. From this information we will design, teach and implement a prehab program that will improve physical performance, reduce injury risk and promote well-being. “Be the best you can be.”
Remedial massage (or deep tissue massage) is the discipline of using massage for the specific benefits of sports and exercise participants. It is tailored to each individual’s needs in order to positively enhance their normal daily activities or their ability to perform sports.
It involves the management, mobilisation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons. In other words, the structures of our body that allow movement.
- Improved circulation and lymphatic flow (important after competition or hard training)
- Increase or decrease in muscle tone (to redress imbalances and help with relaxation of tense muscles)
- Increase or decreased muscle length (helps improve flexibility and improve posture)
- Sports massage also helps to prevent injuries by predicting potential problem areas (e.g. areas where tension imbalances have begun to develop); effectively aiding recovery from injury phases through various stages of participation in sports and rehabilitation programs, and can also speed up the removal of metabolic wastes.
- Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep fit, or if you compete from club to international levels, sports massage may be able to help you.
At Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation we have strong connections with all local orthopaedic surgeons. We have had direct input into post-operative rehabilitation protocols and keep up to date with the latest trends in surgical techniques and rehabilitation methods. Through our experience we are able to guide you through every aspect of your recovery from early mobilization, to return to sport.
We will liaise with your surgeon, coach, or employer at all stages of your rehabilitation to make your return to peak performance a smooth transition.