Specialist Sports Physiotherapy
A Specialist Sports Physiotherapist has completed advanced training and examinations conducted by the Australian College of Physiotherapy. This qualification demonstrates that the practitioner has attained the highest level of diagnostic and clinical skills within the physiotherapy profession resulting in Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP).
Physiosports Brighton is the only practice in Australia that has three Specialist Sports Physiotherapists working in the same clinic. There are only 8 Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in Victoria and 41 Australia wide.
Physiosports Brighton’s Specialist Sports Physiotherapists are Leanne Rath, Paul Visentini and Steven Whytcross. While all three are experts in the management of complex sports and musculoskeletal injuries, they each have areas of special interest including complex hip and pelvis injuries, cycling injuries (including PhysioBikeFit assessment), as well as, biomechanical analysis and rehabilitation of golf and running injuries. To learn more about Leanne, Paul and Steve, please click on the links below.
A Specialist Sports Physiotherapist’s role is varied. The primary aim is to provide the best available sports and musculoskeletal injury management based on clinical experience and current medical research to help any person return to their desired level of activity. Additionally, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapists advanced training enables them to provide an expert opinion for chronic injuries and complex cases that fail to respond to standard management. This expertise may extend to providing reports to doctors, health professionals, insurers and legal practitioners with advanced diagnosis and management plans.
Following a consultation with a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, you can expect to understand the nature of your injury or steps required to fulfill the diagnosis. A complete management plan will be developed with you to help achieve an optimal recovery. To ensure this, our Specialist Sports Physiotherapist will communicate with you and any coaches, physiotherapists, medical practitioners or other people involved in your recovery.
Your appointment with the Specialist Sports Physiotherapist may be for a one-off second opinion or involve ongoing care. Specialist Sports Physiotherapists are primary contact practitioners and do not require a medical referral. This initial consultation may vary in length depending on your injury history. Where possible a questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the initial consultation to establish the background information required for your appointment. To download the Initial Consultation Questionnaire click here.
When attending a your initial consultation, the more information you can provide the better the outcome for you. Please bring along all relevant scans, reports and sporting shoes/equipment.
SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
To find out more about the Specialisation process and College please click on the link below:
Australian College of Physiotherapy – Specialisation https://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/Careers/Career_Paths/ACP.aspx