Sports Injuries

Physiotherapist taping an ankle

Sports Physio Canberra

At Southside Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists understand the benefit that regular physical activity has on the body and mind. Therefore, we are huge advocates of keeping you moving and enjoying the activities that you gain pleasure from, whether it be at an elite level or purely for recreational purposes. If an injury restricts or prevents you from participating in your chosen activity, it is our goal to return you as safely and as soon as possible to your normal routine. 

Whilst the research into sporting injuries is forever growing, our physiotherapists keep up to date with best practices for sports injury management. Their extensive knowledge will not only aid in injury management but can also help you return to an active lifestyle, provide appropriate loading advice in pursuit of your desired fitness goals, enhance your performance, and help you to prevent further injury.

If you are looking to be thoroughly assessed and diagnosed, have an injury management plan developed specifically for you, or be provided with advice on further investigations to consider, then please contact Southside Physiotherapy to book an assessment with one of our physiotherapists.

How soon after a sports injury should I see a Physio?

We recommend it as soon as possible – it can be easier for your Physio to provide an accurate diagnosis when the injury is new. If it is too sore, swollen, or requires imaging to determine the diagnosis, your Physio will guide you through this at the first appointment. The benefit of early diagnosis is to ensure safe and appropriate management is adhered to from the beginning. Your sports injury may require a period of immobilisation or rest – and then the correct exercises to return your function to an optimal level for your sport. 

Sports injuries we treat

  • ACL / ankle and other ligament strains
  • Muscle tears
  • Concussion 
  • Tendon tear
  • Tendinopathy/ Tendinitis 
  • Fractures/ Post operative care 
  • Stress reaction/fracture/ shin splints 
  • Plantar Fasciitis / heel pain
  • + many more.