Sports

ATHLETIC SCREENING

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.

VIDEO RUNNING ANALYSIS

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.

CYCLE SCREENING

MPPFG can provide cycling enthusiasts with a detailed physical screening assessment that can assist in prevention and management of cycling related conditions.

GROIN PAIN SCREENING

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

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

SPINAL HEALTH CHECKS

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

JOINT ASSESSMENTS

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

REAL-TIME ULTRASOUND

WHAT IS IT?

Our work in helping you to strengthen core muscles is greatly enhanced by the use of real-time ultrasound to assess the function and activation of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles.

As the ultrasound scans the abdominal area, many clients are intrigued to see how their muscles move. They appreciate the practitioner monitoring their movements during intial exercises to ensure the correct muscles are engaged.

BENEFITS

This state-of -the-art technology allows patients to see their muscle function in real-time. This not only allows practitioners to assess and measure patients’ function of ‘core’ muscles (lumbo-pelvic/hip stabilisers) but serves as a teaching and rehabilitation tool. This visual aid enhances the effectiveness of Pilates exercises.