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Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy

Injury prevention, sports injury Physio and performance optimisation

Our Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy program focuses on injury prevention, injury management and performance optimisation.

Whether you're a professional or elite athlete or a recreational sports enthusiast, our Sports Physiotherapists can play a crucial role in optimising recovery and preventing future injuries.

Fast recovery from sports-related injuries is where we excel. Our experienced Sports Physios strongly believe in maintaining training programs when you're injured. We will assist with training adjustments to ensure you stay as fit and strong as possible during rehabilitation.

We'll communicate with your coach or fitness trainer to ensure we’re all working together to ensure a smooth recovery. We believe this is vital to all be on the same page when it comes to injury prevention, performance and recovery. 

For professional sports and active Physiotherapy in Melbourne, Prahran, Richmond and surrounding suburbs, visit our Sports Physiotherapy centre located at Albert Street, Richmond.


Key pillars of our Sports Physiotherapy approach

Our approach to Sports Physiotherapy is geared towards optimising sports performance whether preventing injury, injury recovery or identifying key strategies for performance enhancement.

1. Injury prevention

The best defence against injury is to guard against it with the right injury prevention training program.

Our injury prevention programs are scientifically based. After a thorough assessment at an initial consultation, your treatment plan will be tailored to your identified risk factors. This may involve an in-studio and/or home exercise program or it can be delivered as a team warm-up.

Individualised exercise programs

Personalised exercise programs that target specific areas of weakness may include strength training, flexibility exercises and stability work to enhance overall physical health and readiness for sports.

Warm-Up and cool-down routines

Our experienced Sports Physiotherapists can guide you on effective warm-up and cool-down routines.

Proper warm-ups prepare the body for physical activity by increasing blood flow to muscles and improving joint mobility, reducing the risk of strains and sprains. Cool-downs aid in promoting recovery and minimising muscle soreness after activity.

Taping and bracing

In some cases, we may use taping or bracing techniques to provide additional support and stability to vulnerable joints. This can be particularly helpful for athletes with a history of joint injuries or instability.


2. Sports injury Physio - injury management

Our injury management approach involves a thorough assessment. We'll refer you for necessary scans or medical advice from outset to ensure an accurate diagnosis with no time wasted. Then we'll discuss the findings and work with you to create an achievable plan for your sporting goals, lifestyle and budget.

Often this will involve hands-on treatment such as massage, joint mobilisation, acupuncture/dry needling, muscle activation, cupping, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, taping or bracing. The initial focus will be on managing symptoms, reducing pain and controlling inflammation.

Exercise rehabilitation may involve a home exercise or gym-based program we'll create for you. We have a fantastic video-based platform you can see via an app which will make following the program easy.

Clinic based Pilates or Strength and Conditioning rehabilitation via 1:1 or Group 1:4 with us can be an excellent way to fast-track your recovery. We'll discuss all these options with you

Sports related injuries we treat

We treat all sports and musculoskeletal injuries and spinal pain, including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand to foot, ankle, knee and hip.

  • Sprains and strains

  • Tendinitis

  • Hamstring and groin injuries

  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries

  • Muscular and soft tissue injuries

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee)

  • Tennis and golfer's elbow

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.


Dane presenting at the Special Olympics for team Australia

Nicole at the racetrack for WAU V8 racing team

3. Performance optimisation

Performance optimisation with a Sports Physiotherapist from High Line Active initially involves a comprehensive assessment which may include athlete screening, biomechanical analysis, and fitness testing.

Once we have identified any areas of weakness and the scope for improvement or injury risk, we will explain our findings and work with you to develop a plan.

We can tailor training programs to meet the specific demands of particular sports. This includes exercises that mimic movements and requirements of the sport, enhancing functional fitness and reducing the risk of sport-specific injuries.

We commonly assist distance athletes such as triathletes, marathon or ultra runners with training and load management advice when getting training discomfort.

About our Melbourne Sports Physios: Working with elite athletes

Our dedicated Sports Physiotherapists Nicole and Dane have an extensive history of working with a range of sports including AFL, soccer, swimming, cricket, athletics, distance events, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, gymnastics, volleyball, hockey, for the Special Olympics and many more

Nicole and Dane are highly experienced in working with junior to professional and senior athletes. Many professional athletes entrust High Line Active with their care. Our expertise is in diagnosing and treat sporting injuries then guiding the process back to competition success.

Our extensive motor racing program works with athletes from karting to V8 Supercars and international motor racing categories. We assist with the development of these junior athletes. The program also involves musculoskeletal optimisation and strength and conditioning for professional drivers. 

We play a major role in academy programs where we perform extensive performance testing and screening for our athletes. This gives us a clear understanding of the athlete’s physical strengths and limitations which form our high performance programs that prescribe to our clients 


To book an appointment at our Sports Physio clinic in Richmond, contact us on 0428963 734 or book online.

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