Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury

Sports Physiotherapy

How can I get back to the sport after an injury?

Our Sports Physiotherapist can help you recover from any sports injury. We are experts in treating ligament, joint, or muscle injuries and we know exactly how we can tailor your exercise plan to get you back moving again. 

 

The most common sports injuries are:

 

  • Patellofemoral syndrome

  • Ankle sprain

  • Tennis elbow or golfer's elbow

  • Hamstring strain

  • Hip flexor strain

  • Groin muscle strain

  • Shin splints

  • ACL tear

 

 

At eMotion Health physiotherapy in Geelong, we treat all sports injuries from A-Z. 

Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury in Geelong

Shoulder Pain & Rehabilitation

Joint or muscle pain?

Have you noticed that with certain overhead activities you are experiencing pain in your shoulder joint? This might mean that you may be experiencing shoulder impingement due to muscle imbalance often related to poor posture or repetitive activities.

Why I am getting shoulder pain?

  • The shoulder is the most mobile joint in our body and its movement depends on many surrounding structures, like ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones to keep it stable. 

  • This also makes it the most unstable joint that is prone to many pathologies if the biomechanical integrity is challenged. 

  • Many times, shoulder pain is not even directly related to the joint itself, but other structures like the neck can be the actual cause of your shoulder pain.

 

Your physiotherapist has a complete understanding of the shoulder complex, related pain mechanisms, and exercise prescription, therefore we can help you to relieve your pain and return to function. Book with Joanna our senior physio.

 
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Back pain

What is causing my lower back pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people see doctors, miss a day at work, and take a physiotherapy appointment. Low back pain can manifest as dull aches or stabbing pain and be more prominent with movement. A person can also experience neurological signs and symptoms, like numbness or pins & needles

Facts and statistics for lower back pain

  • Approximately 70-90% of Australians will experience lower back pain during their lifetime and only 10% of that population will suffer persistent pain/ disability or must undergo surgery. 

  • 90% of low back pain is classified as a non-specific pain as there are many structures in our low back that are in close proximity to each other. 

  • 10% of back pain is affected by spinal nerves, bone fractures, or other underlying issues. 

How can physiotherapy help

  • Our goal as a physiotherapist is to provide you with pain relief and effective home strategies to manage your lower back pain.

  • The physiotherapy hands-on approach is used to facilitate deep fascia release, joint mobilization of the spine to improve range of motion and relieve muscle tightness. 

  • Research suggests that early intervention is the key in relieving lower back pain symptoms and improving functions. The sooner you seek physiotherapist help, the better. In the early stages of injury or pain as conservative management for a period of 6 or 12 weeks is the most effective.

  • An active approach including hands-on treatment and exercise program is proven to be more effective than rest and medications. 

Elbow Pain & Tennis Elbow

What is a 'tennis elbow'?

What can contribute to your elbow pain and what are the symptoms?

  • Micro-tearing of the tendons of the common wrist extensors leads to inflammation and pain. 

  • Pain with lifting that involves wrist extension and gripping activities.

  • Elbow pain that worsens at night and after repetitive activities, and eases with rest. 

How Physiotherapy can relieve my elbow pain?

In the initial phase of your elbow pain is to:

  • Relieve inflammation and reduce as much as possible the activities that aggravate your pain,

  • Conduct a detailed physiotherapy assessment to determine the contributing factors to your elbow pain,

  • Provide a hands-on treatment, like deep tissue massage, acupuncture, dry needling, and more,

  • Construct an exercise program that will strengthen your shoulder complex,

  • Recommend a supportive device, like an elbow brace that can help in pain management.

Knee & ACL

My knee is hurting, what should I do?

Having trouble walking due to constant knee pain or you’ve noticed that your knee is painful when walking up or down the stairs? Or maybe you are a weekend warrior and you are experiencing knee pain during running or immediately after running. Did you have a recent fall and since then you are experiencing knee problems? We’ve got you covered! Knee pain can have debilitating consequences and can stop you from enjoying your leisure activities. 

How can physiotherapy help with knee pain & ACL recovery?

  • We can provide you with pain relief using supportive knee taping

  • Providing hands-on treatment physiotherapy provides pain relief to sore muscles,

  • Western acupuncture and dry needling provides lasting pain relief to sore knees,

  • We can provide advice about supportive knee splints that can help you with pain,

  • CranioSacral therapy can help relieve long-lasting pain and provide comfort,

  • A structured rehabilitation program will give you the best chance of getting back to things you enjoy the most. 

 


If you are suffering from knee joint pain or any surrounding soft tissue do not hesitate to contact our Physiotherapist at Geelong clinic. 

Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation

I need help before or after my surgery to get back to my normal life. What should I do?

If you've recently undergone surgery like hip or knee replacement, ACL reconstruction, or shoulder surgery, physiotherapy will help you regain range of motion and strength safely and in accordance with your surgeon's guidelines. If you are planning a surgery, we can prepare you by offering professional advice and pre-surgery exercises. 

The physiotherapist will guide you through your journey, and provide reassurance and a safe way of getting back to your normal life. 

We will help you in your recovery

Physiotherapy plays an integral part in recovery post-surgery or injury and in restoring range of motion, strength and flexibility of joints and tissues. Physiotherapists use a natural approach to recovery that is based on functional movement and joint play that helps in restoring and maintaining the maximum functional abilities of an individual. 


This is the main priority of the Physiotherapy team in Geelong. Joanna uses a gentle and holistic approach, that includes exercises, myofascial release, CranioSacral therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, massage and trigger point therapy. 

 

Give us a ring today to book your appointment with Joanna!

Neurological Physiotherapy

What should I do to regain my balance and strength?

If you were diagnosed with a neurological condition like Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, you've suffered from traumatic brain injury or a stroke, visit our clinic for a comprehensive assessment today! 

 

Joanna will tailor your treatment plan to restore your strength, balance, or coordination, depending on your treatment goals.