SPORTS INJURY

There are two basic types of sports injury. Acute injuries are the unlucky times when you sprain an ankle or break a leg. Overuse injuries are more about your technique: putting too much strain on your body, so it breaks down over time.

Your particular type of sports injury really dictates your rehab. The important thing is to be specific: once we figure out why the injury happened, we use our expertise to minimise the chance it doesn’t happen again.

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LET'S TREAT YOUR INJURY

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RELIEVE

Before jumping into treatment, we need to know what’s going on. Sports injuries are all about thorough diagnosis, and sometimes that means specialist help or jumping into an MRI. Once we know the problem, we can work to relieve the pain with early intervention strategies such as hands-on treatment or dry needling. 

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RESTORE

For impact injuries – broken bones, strained ligaments and so on – the Restore phase is about specific guidance on healing times. For overuse injuries, like Tennis Elbow, hip pain or chronic knee pain, we’ll examine your movement mechanics and fix your technique.

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PERFORM

Perform is the final treatment phase. For sports injuries, this is all about putting your clinical program into practice. Building muscle strength and resilience, improving your flexibility, and slowly working through functional movements. Check out our classes for more information.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Bede (Sports Guru)

Bede is the Head of Sports at Viva. He currently works with the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby team at AAMI Park in the mornings, and consults at the clinic in the afternoons. He was previously the Head Physiotherapist for Essendon Bombers VFL Team for five seasons.

Bede has significant experience in rehabilitating a wide variety of sporting injuries, and will ensure the appropriate management plan is in place to achieve optimal performance & return to sport.

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Jess (Running)

Jess is passionate about sports injuries, specifically running related injuries, which make up majority of her clientele. She utilises her expert knowledge in biomechanical assessment and running gait analysis to diagnosis your sports related injury and develop a sport specific treatment.

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Michael (Performance)

Mike has had a long-standing association with sports injury management both personally and professionally. Completing his Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science prior to his physiotherapy Masters provides him with knowledge of both the early and late-stage management of sports related injuries.

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Movement Studio classes
to help with injury

Clinical Movement

If you’re looking to train a specific sports injury, or to improve your performance, we can write a bespoke program for you for our Clinical Movement classes. We start by meeting with you individually for a few sessions to work up the program before you enter the class. Book a clinical assessment

Pilates Mat

Pilates Mat Class - the general core strengthening you gain from our Pilates Mat class is sure to help your performance in any sport. Book a mat class

Therapeutic Yoga

Many athletes use this class as their regular stretch session, and also draw on the mindfulness techniques used in the class to help with their focus and performance. View our timetable

Viva Strong

Viva Strong - Use this class as your weekly strength training to help get load and tone your body. Reserve your spot

Runner's Strength

Join this class to improve your landing technique and strength in all the muscles you need to run well. Make sure you’re strong and can take load on one leg before coming along (Clinical Movement and Yoga can help with that!). Book your place

Outdoor Running Group

Join us on the banks of the Yarra to experience our expertise on form, style and progression. We write the session to accommodate all runners from complete beginners to marathon runners. Join the group

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WANT TO GET STARTED?

Book in for one of these services and
we’ll start to get you feeling and moving better: