ARE YOU IN PAIN AND LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION?
At Physio Fit we believe that prevention is better than a cure and we apply this approach to all of our clients and sports teams. Many teams invest a significant amount of time and money into players each season only to get small returns on their investments due to injuries.
By implementing a thorough evidence based injury prevention program specifically tailored for the demands of your sport Physio Fit can help to keep your players fit and healthy throughout the long sporting seasons.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CONSULT
Who can this benefit?
Any individual or sporting team who would like to decrease their injury risk across the season and therefore increase their performance will benefit from a comprehensive injury prevention program.
Unfortunately, too often we see sporting teams waiting until they have a substantial injury list mid-season before they seek assistance with their player’s health when it may be already too late to implement for some. If you are serious about reducing injuries amongst your playing group then an injury prevention program is a worthwhile investment.
What does it involve?
The first step of an effective injury prevention program is a comprehensive sports and musculoskeletal screening. A typical screening will involve assessing posture, movement patterns, muscle strength and endurance, sports specific movement and joint flexibility. The results of your screening is collated by your physiotherapist who can then provide you with specific areas of your performance/movement that may need to be improved or monitored in order to prevent injury. This also gives your physiotherapist a good idea of your baseline performance at the start of a season/pre-season; which is a crucial tool for return to competition should you sustain an injury.
An injury prevention program will include progressions and be periodised according to the current demands of competition. The components of the program may include:
Whether your goal is to add 10kgs to your squat or to simply be able to play with your children, our physiotherapists can assist in developing an exercise program that is appropriate for your current level of health and fitness.
Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!
Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.
For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.
We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.