ARE YOU IN PAIN AND LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION?
At Physio Fit we believe that injury 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 sports 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 AN INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
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 sport 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. At this stage, it may be already too late to implement injury prevention programs. 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 Physiotherapy appointment will consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how your problem has presented and how it affects your life.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray or ultrasound.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors to your injury – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This will allow us to create a personalised management plan, in which we will encompass your goals, a clear diagnosis and a time frame to achieve these within.
We are passionate about what we do and we are here to guide you every step of the way!
Appropriate Clothing – We may be getting you to do some exercise as part of your assessment. Please, dress appropriately for this if possible.
Previous Medical Imaging Results – If you have had any imaging done for your current injury, please bring these along to your appointment. If you don’t have access to them, that’s completely fine - we will be able to access them if we need to.
Referral – A referral isn’t required to see a physiotherapist privately. However, if you are part of the Medicare EPC, DVA, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance programs, you will need to bring your referral on the day.
Private Health Insurance Card – We require you to have your Private Health Insurance card with you to claim your rebate on the spot through HICAPS.
If you are a private physiotherapy client then no referral is required and you can book in as soon as it fits into your schedule. If you have an injury which is covered by either DVA, Medicare EPC, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance programs, then you will need to bring this along; otherwise you can pay the full appointment fee and claim back later from the relevant program above.
We have HICAPS terminals at both of our clinics which allows us to process your private health insurance claim on the spot, meaning that you only have to pay the ‘gap’ remaining.