SPORT INJURIES & REHABILITATION
Treatment & Rehabilitation
About sports injuries, treatment & rehabilitation at Balance Health.
At Balance Health we have an experienced team who are passionate about treating and managing sport injuries. We believe in getting you back to pain-free movement and activity as soon as possible, with a strong focus on hands-on therapy, exercise prescription and injury prevention.
The most common injuries associated with sports include ligament & muscle sprains, strains, tears, joint injuries and over-use injuries. After a thorough assessment of the injury, we will develop an evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation plan that is specific to your goals.
In-clinic treatment may include:
Soft/deep tissue massage
Throughout your recovery our aim is to help you regain the strength, mobility, balance and co-ordination required to return to your sport and stay injury free in the future. In order to get the best results, we might include:
In-clinic and home exercise programs
Clinical Pilates or assisted gym exercises
Injury prevention strategies, including correction of movement and alignment (see our guide to running for tips).
Continue to browse our therapist profiles below to see how Physiotherapy, Osteopathy & Myotherapy can best assist you with your recovery & optimize your return to play. Please call to speak with our friendly team for assistance.
Our experienced Practitioners
Jason has had extensive experience providing rehabilitation services to football teams, Swimming Australia, Athletics and Basketball. With further education in Sportsman upper and lower limb training, and Strength & Conditioning accreditation, Jason will ensure exceptional care is provided while helping you to recover and achieve your sporting goals.
Casey has extensive experience with elite sporting professionals, sporting clubs (including Collingwood FB Club) and sports based physiotherapy clinics. With additional training and qualifications, Casey has committed herself to ensuring her patients get the best treatment possible.
Tim has had a range of experience managing and correcting sports based injuries. He is dedicated to not only ensure return to play, but also to maximise performance & biomechanics of the individual. Tim typically will use techniques including hands on treatment, and exercised based treatment.
Advanced Sports Osteopath
Kevin was a successful elite athlete. He understands the challenges that athletes face. He has a great track record in sport, working with high-level organisations such as Gymnastics Australia, Volleyball Victoria, Taekwondo, & Australian Institute of Sport. He is industry recognised as an Advanced Sports Osteopath & gives back to the community as a Clinical Educator at RMIT University & Data Analyst for UniSA.
With 22 years working as a physiotherapist, Christina has experienced treating a broad range of sport injuries, including management of injury pre & post game for high level professional athletes. Christina's experience includes sports physiotherapist for AFL Sydney team during her university days of 4 years.
Nicole's expertise in Myotherapy is an asset for injury treatment and management (pre & post game) for many elite & amateur athletes. Nicole's hands on approach is often the go-to treatment for injuries from the field and high impact sports.
What should I bring/wear to my first appointment?Bring any relevant scans, X-rays, CT's or MRI, or any other Medical information that you think may be important. Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothes that will allow you to move around easily.
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?No. You can make an appointment directly without a referral. A referral is generally not required to see an physiotherapist as a private patient. All WorkSafe and TAC clients can make an appointment without a referral, however, they must have an approved claim number for entitlement to physiotherapy services. The only time you will need a referral is if you wish to consult a physiotherapist under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care program or through Veterans' Affairs. A GP must assess your eligibility and complete a specific referral for Medicare or DVA funded Physiotherapy.
Do you do dry needling?Kristine & Casey are both qualified in dry needling. Wondering what dry needling is? Read all about it here in our educational article.
Is Physiotherapy covered by Private Health Insurance?Yes. Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Physiotherapy. Please contact your health fund for details of your entitled benefits.
Is Physiotherapy covered by Medicare?If you have had pain for longer than expected you can visit your doctor and request a Medicare plan referral. If you doctor deems you eligible they may print and fill out the Medicare Care Plan Referral form. For more information about eligability you can download this PDF. Please keep in mind that medicare rebates do NOT cover the full costs of treatment. You will be required to pay for the appointment in full. We complete the Medicare claim on your behalf and you will receive the rebate for your appointment within 48 hours.
Does Balance Health accept TAC, Workcover and DVA patients?Yes! Additionally, TAC & DVA patients are bulk-billed, Worksafe patients may be required to pay a gap fee.