Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physio

Sports Physiotherapy 

Enhance Physiotherapy is pleased to offer our patients access to Sports Physiotherapy as part of our comprehensive services. Enhance Physiotherapy has Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Massage therapist with a broad knowledge when it comes to sport related injuries and rehab.

Sports Physiotherapy, means your Physiotherapists or clinician provides treatment techniques and rehabilitation options with the focus being returning to sports or exercise with reduced risks of re-injury. Our Enhance Physiotherapists and clinician staff do this by using an evidence based approach from new and growing sports research.

The same principles apply between sports and regular physiotherapy treatment and your goals are our goals at Enhance Physiotherapy. Completely resting for an athlete or anyone is not always best practice as this always puts one at risk of re-injury in the future due to deconditioning. Using evidence based research from sports injury cases, we also assess patients holistically with consideration for recovery, sleep, diet patterns, cardiopulmonary capacity, functional movement analysis, power and specifically the demands required by the sport or exercise regime to tailor the best rehabilitation program.

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

A titled Sports Physiotherapist has invested considerable time, effort and finances into completing an extra Masters Qualification in Sports Physiotherapy above and beyond their normal physiotherapy degree.

Sports Physiotherapy Consultation Expectations

Attending a physiotherapy consultation with the idea of returning to exercise or sport as soon as possible is the goal of a lot of people.  Returning to sport or exercise places different demands of the body and in sports it is more often repetitive in nature and requiring high velocity movements.  A thorough assessment and treatment plan is put in place as usually most athletes have time frames put on their return from injury which aren’t necessarily of their own volition. Pressures from upcoming tournaments or events; coaching staff pressures and team mate pressures.  As a sports Physiotherapist you need to work closely with everyone involved in the team including coach, committee, strength and conditioning coach and even other team medical personnel. At Enhance Physiotherapy take communication very seriously in the sports arena as this communication has to be right to enable a safe and quick return to sport with reduced risks of re-injury. As Physiotherapists we can help monitor and adjust training load to maximize the quickest return to sport or exercise possible.

Benefits of Enhance Physiotherapy

At Enhance Physiotherapy we have connections with imaging centres and some of the best and most experienced orthopaedic specialists in Perth.  If required we can act fast and organize imaging/scanning and appointments at short notice.

Have you got a sports injury and want to return to sport or exercise as fast as possible ??? Feel better booking in at Enhance Physiotherapy knowing you will receive the treatment and rehab you need to achieve your goals quicker with less risk of reinjury.

Book your Enhance Experience online, or call us today to find out if Shockwave Therapy can help you.

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Vestibular Physiotherapy

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Sports Physiotherapy

Enhance physiotherapy is pleased to offer comprehensive vestibular physiotherapy care for our wonderful patients. We believe no one should have to live with dizziness, giddiness, recurrent falls, vertigo or whiplash and are passionate about finding a solution to your problem.

What is vestibular system?

The vestibular system is a complex series of connections that is responsible for some aspects of balance, visual control and movement. The vestibular system is comprised of the central nervous system (brain), inner ear, neck and eyes.  These systems work together to allow for smooth control of balance, vision and movement. If something goes awry with this system it can manifest in several different ways, including;

  • Dizziness with/ without head movements
  • Giddiness
  • Vertigo (world spinning)
  • Falls
  • Problem balancing
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)


What is vestibular physiotherapy?

Vestibular physiotherapy is concerned with the treatment/ assessment and diagnosis of disorders and/ or diseases of the vestibular system. The aim of these sessions will be to ascertain the root causes of your dizziness, giddiness, pain, recurrent falls, vertigo and/ or poor balance.

In a vestibular physiotherapy session, your physiotherapist will conduct subjective examination, vestibular, oculomotor, cervical, CNS and balance examination. Depending on the results of the initial examination treatment may comprise; otoconia repositioning maneuvers, exercises, manual therapy, education or letter recommending onward specialist medical referral.


What conditions can vestibular physiotherapy treat?

  • Dizziness
  • Begin positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cervicogenic dizziness (dizziness related to neck pain/ dysfunction)
  • Central vestibular disorders (for rehabilitation)
  • Peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Oculomotor dysfunction (eye movement problems)
  • Balance dysfunction
  • Chronic falls
  • Post-acute vestibular neuritis (infection/ inflammation of the vestibular nerve)
  • Labyrinthitis (infection/ inflammation of the inner ear, labyrinth)
  • Vestibular Hypofunction



How does it work?


Vestibular physiotherapy works in several different ways depending on your condition. In BPPV an otoconia repositioning manoeuvre is used to place the otoconia back in position to alleviate the symptoms and any residual neck dysfunction will be assessed and managed by the physiotherapist.  In other cases tailored exercise programs will retrain the vestibular system to alleviate symptoms. If indicated dry needling and manual therapy will be used to reduce neck pain and dysfunction as an adjunct to the exercise program.


Book your Enhance Experience online, or call us today to find out if vestibular physiotherapy can help you.

Pregnancy Massage

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Sports Physiotherapy

Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes challenging time for women, resulting in many physical and emotional changes. Pregnancy massage is a specialised area of massage therapy and is a great way for expectant women to reduce stress while promoting general well-being.


Nurturing touch and massage for women during pregnancy enables access to a number of benefits as well as encouraging a sense of connectedness between mother and child and a heightened sense of self-awareness for the mother-to-be.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage


  • Increased relaxation and reduced stress/anxiety:

     Stress and anxiety have a draining effect on the body, especially one that is going through the number of physical changes associated with pregnancy. Massage has the ability to relax and restore balance to the nervous system which results in lower stress hormone levels, reduced heart rate and blood pressure and alleviation of muscular pain. It provides a calm and quiet time out from what is usually a busy life, resulting in a relaxed and feel-good state.


  • Improved sleep pattern and quality

     The restorative power of quality sleep has been known for centuries. Massage helps to soothe and relax tension within the body allowing the mother-to-be to sleep more easily and deeply resulting in more energy during the day.


  • Reduced swelling:

                    Sore and swollen hands and feet are common during pregnancy, especially in later stages.   

               Massage improves circulation by redistributing fluid from the hands and feet into the

               lymphatic system, as well as easing the load on the mother’s heart and keeping her blood

               pressure in check. Massage also increases blood circulation in general resulting in greater

               vitality and less fatigue.


  • Relief of muscular and joint pain:

                    The many physical changes that occur during pregnancy to accommodate a growing baby

               can cause back, neck, shoulder, legs and joint pain. This muscular discomfort can result in

               headaches, restricted movement and increase fatigue. Massage during pregnancy can

               alleviate this pain and restriction by gently stretching the muscles and releasing tension,

               improving muscular flexibility.   


  • Stabilizes hormonal changes and blood pressure:

                    There are a number of hormones present during pregnancy that assist the body in

               nurturing and accommodating a growing baby, but these can have less than desirable

               effects on the mother. Morning sickness, muscular pain and mood swings

               can be eased as massage stimulates glandular secretions, assisting in stabilizing these

               hormones and improving circulation to ease blood pressure.


Having a massage during pregnancy is a wonderful way for a woman to take time out for herself, to relax and to ease some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy. Pregnancy massage helps to support the many changes over the course of the pregnancy and assists in helping the body adapt and allowing the mother to relax and recharge.



Before Pregnancy Massage


As a precaution, please check with your ante-natal care provider (Obstetrician, Midwife) that massage is appropriate for you at your current stage of pregnancy. This is especially important if you are experiencing bleeding, spotting, abdominal pain or cramping or if you have undergone an Amniocentesis (Amniotic Fluid Test) or Chorionic Villi Sampling (placental tissue testing).



At Enhance Physiotherapy, we have remedial massage Therapists qualified in pregnancy massage for expected mothers.

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