EXERCISE AND BONE HEALTH

Our philosophy is for all of our clients to receive one-on-one focused attention from our experienced practitioners. This means when you come seeking expert physiotherapy with us you will receive optimal care. Not only will you walk out feeling a lot better from your treatment, but you will feel elevated from the way our staff look after you. Combine this with the latest equipment, research based treatments, and the best musculoskeletal and sports physical specialists in Sydney, you will feel better than you ever have after visiting us. So, keep living an active lifestyle away from pain and get in touch with us to learn how we can help you today. Sports Focus Physiotherapy offers a range of physiotherapy programs to suit our clients’ specific needs. These are listed under “Our Services” in the menu.

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Balance and Bones is an exercise and bone health program of small group classes designed to:

• Improve muscle strength
• Improve balance and co-ordination
• Educate and improve knowledge of risk factors associated with osteoporosis and falls

Research has shown that elderly people who participate in a safe exercise program that combines both strength training and balance are less likely to have fall related injuries and will improve overall strength.

At Sports Focus Physiotherapy, our Balance and Bones exercise class is conducted by experienced physiotherapists who will take you through a range of safe exercises each session.

ALL SERVICES

Work related activity programs are designed specifically for the injured worker depending on their injury and the duties needed to be performed at work.

Our therapists provide education on injury management and prevention and provide the foundations to return to work through a range of exercise techniques.

Hydrotherapy, home exercise programs and gym programs are used to promote self-management and adherence for the injured worker.

The temporomandibular consists of two joints between your cheek bone and jaw bone and it is the most commonly used joint in your body for eating, drinking, talking, and expressing emotions.

The most common symptoms include grinding, jaw clicking, and popping, restriction of the joint or deviation while opening, and inability to clench your jaw completely. Dysfunction of this joint can cause headaches, ear pain, dizziness, upper neck pain, and ear ringing (tinnitus).

Together with help from your Dentist, Physios can assess and treat for pain relief including; massage, dry needling, coordinated mobility exercises, and stretches.

Sports injuries can occur during any sporting activity or gym session. The most common sports injuries include sprains and strains/tears, which can be categorised as being an acute, chronic or an overuse injury.

Physiotherapy management of sports injuries usually involves manual therapy, a tailored exercise rehabilitation program, taping, and sometimes bracing – all with the aim to return to your pre-injury level of function.

Our physiotherapists are skilled in diagnosing and managing all varieties of sports injuries and working with you to help prevent further injury.

Spine-related pain is a very common occurrence, and research indicates that most of the population will be afflicted with back pain at some point during their lives.

This can involve the cervical spine (neck); thoracic spine (upper back); the lumbar spine (lower back), or the sacrum /coccyx (pelvis).
For most people, back pain can be managed quickly and easily with physiotherapy treatment.

Whether you have occupational neck pain from spending hours at a desk; or acute pain from a bending or lifting injury; we can help. The physios at Sports Focus are all trained to perform a biomechanical assessment of your spine; and to provide treatment for restoring normal function.

Our Senior services are one-on- one programs designed to improve senior wellbeing and independence.

After an assessment our Physios can recommend either an individual treatment program or one of our ‘classes’ that specialise in Senior’s health. These include;

  • Falls prevention
  • Strength and Mobility – cardiac & respiratory
  • Balance and Bones

Visit special programs for more info.

Real time Ultrasound uses a diagnostic ultrasound machine to build an image on the screen.

Different layers of muscles can be viewed to see how they contract, relax and work together.

This is very relevant for your “deep abdominal muscles “core” Transverse Abdominus.

It is common for these deeper muscles to not work correctly after any episode of Back or Pelvic pain.

Real Time Ultrasound

Our philosophy is for all of our clients to receive one-on-one focused attention from our experienced practitioners.
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Sports Focus Physiotherapy at Castle Hill offers specialised services for golfers, including rehab and advice for golfing injuries and a golf performance program.
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Andrew Hughes, senior partner at Sport Focus Physiotherapy and Sports & Olympic Physiotherapist regularly conducts certified taping courses for the sporting community including coaches
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Make an appointment for 2 weeks after delivery with our experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapists.
At Sports Focus Physio we can examine and assess

• Breast problems from feeding – Mastitis
• Abdominal /scar examination – Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) assessment
• Pelvic Floor Muscle (PFM) assessment
• Prolapse assessment
• Postural and Pelvic / lumbar spine assessment

Early assessment and advice is really valuable for a good safe recovery and return to exercise.

Orthotics are shoe inserts that support the foot. They are designed to assist in changing gait abnormalities that are causing pain or discomfort.

Orthotic prescription can be done after a biomechanical assessment by your Physiotherapist to determine your individual needs. First steps will often involve taping and sometimes shoe prescription to help change problematic movement issues.

At Sports Focus we have experienced Massage Therapists who work to restore optimal function, wellness and health through various types of massage therapies. Relaxing and restorative or remedial and injury specific our therapists can help.

Contact your nearest Sports Focus location to book a Massage today.

Manual therapy is a “hands on” approach to the body’s joints and soft tissue structures in order to restore normal function.
Our highly qualified clinicians are experienced in delivering various methods of manual therapy tailored to everyone.

With the use of palpation, our therapists are skilled in identifying whether these structures are abnormally tight, in spasm or in some cases hypermobile (too much movement).

Manual therapy can be practiced on all regions of the body.

The purpose of a musculoskeletal athlete screen is to develop a clinical picture of an athlete’s capability regarding their sport.
Athletes require strength, range of motion and co-ordination, not only to maximise their performance, but reduce the risk of injury.

During the screening process the athlete is asked to perform a battery of tests and the results of these tests are compared to normative values to identify areas which may place the athlete at risk of injury.

Injury prevention should be the top priority for all athletes to maximise their performance, and longevity of their sporting careers.

Kinesiology tape (K-tape, kinesio tape, rocktape, dynamic tape) is a form of stretchy sports tape that’s used to dynamically assist muscle function without restricting any range of movement. Our physio’s can use kinesio tape with most athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders in all phases of rehab.

For example, K tape can be used in early post-operative rehab, muscle injuries or in late stage rehab assisting return to sport exercises.

At Sports Focus Physiotherapy we offer a wide range of Women’s Health treatments from our experienced Physiotherapists who have an interest in Women’s Health.
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Maybe you think you are in good shape. You jog once in a while or swim 3 times a week. This does not mean you are in shape for skiing.
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Shockwave is a safe, non-invasive physiotherapy modality that effectively treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
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We provide general physiotherapy treatments to patients of all ages. Doctor referral is generally not necessary for private self-pay clients and our HICAPs system can provide you on-the-spot private health fund claiming.

Our physiotherapists also collaborate with your GP, other allied health professionals or insurance company when providing physiotherapy services via Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program, workers compensation or third-party insurance claims.

Dry needling is a useful and effective technique using fine filament needles which are inserted into the fascia or muscle to correct imbalances within the tissue. Often, we target the active trigger points which elicit a twitch response and allow the muscle to release and relax. It can also be used to stimulate a weak or inactive muscle.

It can be used in the treatment of muscular pain, myofascial dysfunction, tendonitis, tension headaches and back pain.

Sports focus physiotherapy can help you manage fractures and injuries that require casting, bracing or splinting.

This service is available for people of all ages and includes the application and removal of casts, moulding thermoplastic splints and fitting braces across a wide range of joints in the body.

We use a fiberglass casting material with the option for a waterproof Delta-Dry liner, which allows the water to pass through the cast, has great ventilation properties and dries very quickly.

The human body is complex and has many moving parts. At Sports Focus, our physiotherapists have a great understanding of the body’s anatomy and are able to identify biomechanical patterns or faults within the system.

Whether your recovering from an injury or aiming to reduce your risk, a biomechanical assessment can determine areas of weakness or tightness so that a tailor-made exercise program can be created to your specific requirements.

The biomechanics of the human body can be viewed in many different functional tasks such as walking, running, squat and overhead lifting. Whether you are struggling with repetitive injuries, poor posture or trying to ensure your body is working optimally for your sport; a biomechanical assessment can help you to achieve your goals safely.

Aquatic Physiotherapy is a tailored programme of exercises and mobilising techniques prescribed and monitored by an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist. Programmes are conducted on a 1-on-1 basis at our Willoughby and Mount Pritchard clinics.

Aquatic physiotherapy uses the buoyancy and resistance of water to decrease pain and swelling, increase function, strength and range of movement. It is helpful for orthopaedic, spinal and arthritic conditions as well as sports injuries, work related injuries and neurological conditions.

It is never too early or too late to visit a physiotherapist!

Acute care

It’s important to seek help after any injury. Here at Sports Focus Physio, our Physio’s can assess your problem and decide on suitable immediate treatment or referral on for further investigations.

We can provide you with early support for soft tissue injury or mobilisation for stiff and painful joints. An exercise program tailored specifically to your injury will assist with quick recovery.

Chronic Injury/problems

Physiotherapy treatment is very effective in the later stages of an soft tissue injury or chronic joint problem.

At Sports Focus Physio we are experienced in rehabilitation of long-term sporting injuries (such as ACL reconstructions), post-operative joint replacements, as well as ongoing management of degenerative injuries such as osteoarthritis.

A mix of hands-on treatment as well as an independent exercise program will be tailored to meet your needs until you have returned to your pre-injury ability and promote ongoing self-management.

Our NordBord is a special piece of equipment that focuses on strengthening athletes’ hamstring muscles through different exercise techniques.
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Sport Focus Physiotherapy programs are available to cater to all your physio needs. Find out more about how our Sydney physiotherapy practice.

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