Sports Injury Management
Our team provides Sports Physiotherapy Services to a number of Sporting Organisations and Teams on the Gold Coast and within Australia. We have experience in delivering evidence based treatment to our athletes, but also have personal experiences as athletes ourselves at Olympic and International level.
Our therapists have APA Sports Level Accreditation, and have backgrounds and interests that include, but are not limited to:
- Gym-training-based injuries
- Triathlon and Ironman
- Aussie Rules Football
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.
Dry needling 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.
Our Coomera Physio’s utilise different tapes and 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 Coomera Clinic.
Physio Performance Clinic 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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