Our Therapists provide Sports Physiotherapy Services to a number of Sporting Organisations and Teams, including Australian Touch Football, the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), PNG Netball, NSW Hockey, Surfers Paradise Rugby Union Club, TSS Rowing and Athletics, and more. Contact Us to make an Appointment Today, or Click here to Book Online – A simple and easy way to find a time that suits you
All our therapists have experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sporting injuries. Adam, Lucy and Raphael all have APA Sports Levels, and Raphael is an APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Our therapists have a variety of backgrounds and interests that include, but are not limited to:
- Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)
- Touch Football
- Aussie Rules Football
- Snow Sports
Biomechanics is the sport science field that applies the laws of mechanics and physics to human movement in order to gain a greater understanding of movement through modeling, simulation and measurement.It is also necessary to have a good understanding of the application of physics to sport, as physical principles such as motion, resistance, momentum and friction play a part in most movements. In relation to injury assessment and management, biomechanics contributes to the description, explanation, and prediction of the mechanical aspects of movement that lead to uneven load or overload which may indicate the initial cause of the Sports Injury.
All of our physiotherapists are qualified and experienced in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture.
What is Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and how do they differ?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. This technique focuses on restoring energy or “Qi” to the body. It is thought that there are blockages that can be restored by properly placing needles along specific meridian energy channels.
Dry needling on the other hand directly treats the neuromuscular system. It involves acupuncture needles being placed into muscle trigger points. A muscle trigger point is a “hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band (Simons, Travell, &Sumons 1999)”. These points are tender to touch and have distinctive pattern referrals.
What are the effects of Dry Needling?
- Reduction in pain via increased production of pain relieving endorphins
- Stimulates tissue remodelling and scar tissue breakdown via localised increase in circulation
- Release of tissue tension and increase in range of motion via trigger point local ‘twitch’ responses
- Decreased swelling via reduction in local inflammation and oedema
What can you expect following treatment?
- An increase in your joint range of movement
- An increase in your quality of movement
- A reduction in your pain and headache levels
- A reduction in swelling
- Occasionally, tiredness following treatment
Our Gold Coast Physio s utilise different types of tapes and a variety of techniques dependent on how best to help achieve the goal at hand, whether that is pain relief, sports performance, proprioception, awareness, movement restriction or increasing the safety of returning to work/sport. Rigid taping and K-Taping are the most common types used here at our Southport Centre.
Ferry Rd Physio provides musculoskeletal screenings for novice through to elite athletes. A musculoskeletal screening entails a series of physical assessments to determine the functional condition of joints, nerves, muscles and other connective soft tissue.
The screening helps to determine any problematic or vulnerable aspects of the athlete’s physical condition that could predispose them to injury during both training and competition.
The results obtained from the musculoskeletal screening are then analysed, and from this we can suggest modifications to an athlete’s training program or, in severe cases, refer the athlete onto a specialist medical physician. Generally, Coaches are also advised of the areas of concern so they can modify the athlete’s training program to minimise the risk of injury to the athlete and optimise their training and performance outcomes.
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