Whether it’s the round ball game, Aussie Rules or Rugby. Football has long been a game where many injuries occur. Our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths treat many players of different codes from the Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, Highett, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Heatherton suburbs.
According to Sports Medicine Australia report on Soccer and the 2013 AFL injury report:
The reasoning for this is that football regardless of whether it’s Soccer, Aussie Rules or another code is a three dimensional field sport. This means that the stresses and strains on the body can come from any angle during play increasing the risk of injury.
To build a bullet proof body for football requires a comprehensive history and assessment process going above and beyond what most clinics do. At the Injury Rehab Centre we have extensive experience with getting the best results working with ACL and Hamstring injuries commonly suffered in football athletes because of our elite assessment process. This means we get to the bottom of what the root cause of your injury and pain might be as well as determine your risk of injury and ability to return to the sporting field. This process utilises:
Next our treatment process achieves pain relief in the shortest amount of time by using hands on Physiotherapy and Osteopathy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, articulation and stretching techniques including the use of the True Stretch system as well as Dry Needling and Taping techniques.
Finally your management plan will involve an individualised training plan to build your running movement capacity (muscle and tendon strength, stamina, specific flexibility) as well as increasing your movement skill to make you more efficient out on the football field to bullet proof your body from injury and increase performance.
If you suffer from football injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendinopathy, calf strain, hamstring strain, groin strain, returning from an ACL or knee injury, back pain or shoulder injury contact the Injury Rehab Centre – Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in Cheltenham to join our football specific injury assessment and rehabilitation program.