Sports Physiotherapy


Sports Physiotherapy Services

Our Physiotherapists have experience in a wide range of sports and sports related injuries. They implement a range of Physiotherapy intervention techniques to rehabilitate and help prevent further injuries. They understand the high level of stress and pressure that sport places on the body and the injuries that might result.

Sports Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques

Passive Mobilisation

This type of treatment occurs when the patient is relaxed and your Physio produces movement. Passive mobilisation is aimed to sooth and mobilise painful and stiff joints using specific techniques that revolve around oscillations of physical force to treat the affected area.


Remedial Massage may be part of your treatment if you are specifically seeking this OR if your Physio deems it helpful for your condition to receive a dedicated session of massage. Massage can be a valuable addition to your treatment as a stand-alone technique and/or as an adjunct to your Physiotherapy program at MPPFG. It can reduce swelling, spasm, pain and assist recovery through promotion of blood flow.

Soft Tissue Techniques

There are many Soft Tissue Techniques implemented by our Physiotherapists that may be included in your treatment. This includes soft tissue release, trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques.

Clinical Exercise Programs

An exercise program may be included in your personalised Physiotherapy treatment plan. This includes Remedial Exercise programs from simple active range of motion exercises to advanced strength and conditioning exercises using high-end equipment.

Dry Needling

Dry needling involves the use of traditional Eastern "hardware" - acupuncture needles - within the Western musculoskeletal model, applied by Western trained medical and allied health professionals. This modality has been a valued addition to the modern Physiotherapist's "Clinical Tool-Bag". It is used to relieve trigger points, tight myofascial bands and promote healing in affected tissues.


Electrotherapy is a valuable adjunct to other elements of our “Clinical Tool-Bag” and forms part of MPPFG’s Multi-Modal approach. There are several forms of Electrotherapy that we may utilise, including ultrasound, Interferential Electrical Stimulation, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, EMG Biofeedback, and Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a method of treatment commonly utilised for recalcitrant and painful tendon problems known as Tendinopathy. It uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate a strong physiological response that may help overcome stubborn and painful tendon problems such as Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendinopathy.


The buoyancy and resistance naturally offered by water can offer incredible benefits for many individuals going through Physiotherapy. Aquatic physical therapy can help rebuild strength and mobility, as well as offering a low-impact option to rebuild fitness levels.

Pre and Post-Operative

Going through an operation can take its toll on the body. A Physio can help you best prepare yourself for the stress while also helping to boost recovery and rehabilitation after the fact.

Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can cause major health setbacks if not handled quickly and appropriately. Athletes of all skill levels can benefit from working with a Physiotherapist. Physios will strive not only to treat injuries but also to minimise the risk of reinjury after your return to sport.

Sports Physiotherapy Services

In addition to our Physiotherapy techniques, our Sports Physiotherapy services include the following:


High-load resistance exercises are used to recover deficits in gross strength as well as improve agility, endurance, speed and power etc.


Also known as proprioception, this involves regaining joint position sense and the reactions to preserve control, steadiness and balance that can be lost through injury. Equipment such as foam squares, wobble boards, ‘Duradiscs’, ‘Pro-Fitter’s’, slide boards and mini-trampolines are often used.


This aims to integrate the specific higher-end demands of the sport you are returning to. This may involve running drills, sport specific skill drills, etc.


Functional Movement Screen – FMS – is a globally adopted program available at MPPFG.

This service is delivered to individual athletes and/or whole sports teams and their organisations. Athletic screening is a crucial strategy in the prevention of injuries. It provides a testing protocol which establishes baseline readings on a range of physical parameters. A profile of an athlete is developed by analysing the outcomes of the testing protocol.

This allows close monitoring of an athlete’s status during the training and competition schedule. It can also alert Sports Physiotherapists to injury risk and performance variables. Athletic screening can help generate customised exercise programs for both remedial and performance enhancing benefits.

Poor running technique can impair performance and cause injury. Using video analysis, a deeper understanding of underlying problems enables us to devise a program of corrective exercises to improve your running gait, increase speed and efficiency and, if you are injured, hasten rehabilitation

Groin and pelvic pain syndromes can be very debilitating for athletes and cause frustration. MPG can assist you by expertly assessing and diagnosing key parameters of your groin and pelvic function. MPG can help diagnose, treat and manage some of these common groin and pelvic conditions:

  • Osteitis Pubis
  • FAI (Femero-acetabular Impingement)
  • Pelvic Instability
  • Tendinopathy
  • Hernia

A clinical assessment of the major parameters of your spine’s health and functional status. This involves examination of:

  • Spinal joint motion through cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Soft tissues (muscle, tendon, fascia) tension and hypersensitivity
  • Strength testing of spinal muscles

A health check of your upper and lower limb joints for:

  • Mobility
  • Strength and function
  • Effects of previous injury and/or degenerative changes. Pre-Participation Screening.

Diagnostic Real-Time Ultrasound provides images of the muscles you are trying to activate.

This technology has advanced the ability of patients to accurately turn on affected muscles and also the sequence of co-ordinated movements that need to be relearned for optimal outcomes. You will be referred into this service under MPPFG’s ‘Co-ordinated Care’ model if it is deemed appropriate for your condition.




At Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group, we work with people from all walks of life.

Whether you’re an elite athlete looking to improve your healthy habits or a retiree looking to combat painful health conditions, our team is ready to lend a hand.

With team members who speak English, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi, and Sanskrit, we make exceptional care more accessible than ever. Our wide range of treatment options means the friendly and professional staff at MPPFG are bound to have a treatment recommendation for your concerns. Book an appointment today to discuss your health needs further.

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