As a nation of sporting lovers, millions of Australians participate in sport, enjoying the higher health-related quality of life that it provides, as well as the physical, mental, and social benefits of sport.
Unfortunately, playing sport can also come with an element of risk, with over 60,000 people hospitalised for sports injuries every year in Australia.
Whatever level or type of sport you play, if you’ve experienced a sporting injury and want to get back to playing the sport you love, our sports and exercise physiotherapists at Proactive Physiotherapy Cairns clinic are specialised in the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of all sporting injuries.
Sports injuries occur because of the higher stress and load that playing sports places on your body’s entire musculoskeletal system, including your joints, muscles, ligaments and bones.
Some of the most common injuries associated with playing sports include:
Our expert sports and exercise physiotherapists love playing sports themselves and are involved in the prevention and management of all kinds of injuries, at all ages and at all levels of ability.
We’ll treat your sports injury in a holistic way, tailored to your individual needs and the level of sporting involvement you’d like to return to once your injury has healed.
Starting with a thorough assessment of your injury as soon as possible after it has occurred, we’ll tailor a treatment plan to ensure you get back to the pool, court, field, or the surf as soon as possible. We’ll work closely with your GP, surgeon, personal trainer or coach if required.
Our treatment plans for sports physiotherapy include hands-on manual therapy, as well as exercise therapy to help you recover from your existing injury as well as to ensure safe participation in your sport going forward, to prevent further injury.
Once you’re on your journey to recovery from a sports injury, you might want to consider signing up for our one-on-one High-Performance Athlete Clinical Functional Exercise Classes.
As well as enhancing your performance in any sport, our High-Performance Clinical Functional Exercise Classes teach you how to move better so you can overcome the pain of an existing injury and help prevent further injury.