Sports Physiotherapy and Injury Rehab

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy involves injury prevention, evaluation and sports injury management resulting from playing sports or participating in all forms of exercise. City Physio has a special interest in sports physiotherapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation for injury and injury prevention. Sports physiotherapy involves all ages and levels of ability from social sports to elite level sports.

Our sports physiotherapists provide hands-on physiotherapy treatment and advice on safe participation in sports. We offer exercise rehabilitation and promote an active lifestyle to help our patients improve or maintain their well-being. Our musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists help our patients recover from injuries sustained from sports and recreational activity. We provide education on rehabilitation to prevent injury and to encourage improved sports performance and will help guide your personalised rehabilitation.

Sports Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, injury prevention, improving athletic performance



Our sports physio clinic in the Adelaide CBD treats all types of sportspeople including:

  • Runners
  • Athletes
  • Triathletes
  • Ironmen & Ironwomen
  • Marathon runners
  • Ultrarunners
  • Cyclists
  • Rowers
  • Swimmers
  • Footballers
  • Soccer players
  • Rugby players
  • Basketballers
  • Tennis players
  • Netballers
  • Golfers
  • Cricketers
  • Lacrosse
  • Cross-fit
  • Weightlifters
  • Powerlifters
  • Ballroom dancers
  • Martial arts
  • Yogis
  • Bushwalkers
  • Water skiers
  • Snow skiers
  • Badminton players
  • Table tennis players
  • Volleyballers
  • Gym junkies
  • Racewalkers

Sports Physio Goals, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

In sports physiotherapy practice, the primary goal is to provide you with complete rehabilitation after an injury or surgery. We also provide guidance to improve flexibility, strength, endurance, and proprioception. The goal is to return you to your sport in the shortest possible time.

Postoperative rehabilitation is a vital part of regaining fluid movement after surgery due to injury. We help restore your range of motion to get you back to living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Your treatment will involve protecting the injured area to promote healing and reduce inflammation in the early stages of your injury. We can identify areas that could benefit from an increase in flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance. The aim is to correct muscle imbalances to keep you safe as you return to your exercise or sport.


Sports physiotherapy involves the assessment of your injured area to determine the level of injury you may have sustained. Sometimes this will involve a referral to have diagnostic imaging such as X-rays, US scans, CT or MRI.

Your physiotherapist will liaise with your doctors and specialists to diagnose any tendon, ligament, muscle, soft tissue, joint or nerve injuries. Once active rehabilitation begins, we use functional assessment methods to evaluate your progress.

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Sustaining tendon, ligament, muscle, soft, tissue, joint or nerve injury is common when participating in sports or active recreational hobbies. Over the course of your treatment, your sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist will guide you through the stages of your rehabilitation. If you return to your sport too early without completing your rehabilitation program you may experience further injury or damage.


Sports physiotherapy injury prevention may involve;

  • A pre-return to sports training schedule
  • Screening for secondary issues
  • The recommendation of specific equipment
  • Bracing
  • Taping
  • Advice on cardiovascular fitness
  • Improving your overall endurance

We recommend that if you are training to be an elite athlete or are intensely athletic, you invest in preventative physiotherapy. Our experienced staff can ensure that your physical health remains in check and give you the tools to maintain good form. Injury is a common way that sporting stars become inhibited in their careers and can cause major setbacks in training regimens. To prevent this, we will give you the skills to prepare your muscles for different types of physical activity. 

Sports Physiotherapy Performance Enhancement

Enhancing your performance will assist you to improve your personal results in your sport and exercise. Your sports physiotherapist can assess your areas of strength and weakness. We can identify your lack of flexibility as well as your muscle strength and endurance.

At City Physiotherapy & sports injury clinic, we provide you with individual hands-on treatment, sports injury prevention advice, and exercise programs. Our sports physiotherapists will help you achieve the best possible long-term result in the shortest time whilst maintaining your safety.

Invest in your better self. City Physiotherapy is here to help you, keeping you pain-free and moving well so you can continue to do the things you love without pain and stiffness. Quickly and easily book a same-day appointment online here.




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