Our Physiotherapists have the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat sports injuries in both adults and children.
We have had experience treating many types of sports injuries at both competitive and recreational levels and have worked with the Auckland Blues, Jonny Reid (A1GP racing car champ), members of the Black Caps and elite athletes from the Sports Academy.
Many sports injuries have an underlying cause. Common underlying causes are poor technique, poor equipment and muscle imbalance. At Functional Physio, not only do we treat the local injury, but we also assess and treat the underlying cause. This is so important to help prevent the injury from recurring.
An example of muscle imbalance is weak core muscles (back and abdominal) which support the pelvis and lower back. When these muscles are weak, increased stress is placed on other parts of the body, leading to injury of these tissues.
We understand the importance of liaising with the injured athlete’s coaching staff and other professionals when required. Hence we have developed a close liaison with many sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and other health professionals to help return the sportsperson back to their sport as quickly as possible.
We employ manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, exercise prescription and state-of-the-art MedX medical and exercise equipment in our rehabilitation programmes when treating injuries and patients recovering from reconstructive surgery e.g. knees and shoulders.
MedX for Sports Medicine
A strong and stable back is essential for most sports.
MedX strengthens weak backs and prevents them from becoming injured or painful. MedX strengthening ensures your back remains strong and stable.
Athletes from many different sporting codes have utilised MedX to give them a competitive edge.
Some athletes present with specific problems as detailed in “MedX for Medical Back Conditions” and “Is MedX For You?”. Because MedX objectively measures spinal strength and flexibility, we can easily set goals for return to sport.
Sports that we commonly see injuries from: