Sporting injuries - melbourne

unfortunately, injuries will always be a part of sports.

Unfortunately, suffering occasional injuries is a part of playing sports. Whilst it’s impossible to completely prevent them from ever occurring, we can take measures to ensure your body is as prepared as possible for your next game or event.

Almost every injury can be traced back to one of two things:

– “Boom & Bust”
– “Rest & Rust”

Our tissues need movement to stay strong and healthy in the long term, but the “death is in the dosage” so to speak. Too little and our tissues decondition or get weaker, too much and we risk pushing them too far and causing pain or injury.

Most sporting injuries occur because we push our bodies to do something that our tissues aren’t physically prepared or strong enough for. We can’t prevent traumatic accidents, but we can focus on strengthening your body through movement so these injuries are less likely to reoccur.

Some common sporting injuries we see:

● Calf muscle strains
● Sprained ankle ligaments
● Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
● Tendinopathies
● Knee joint pain
● Shoulder instability / dislocations
● Muscle strains or tears
● Achilles tendinopathy
● Plantar fasciitis
● Patellar tendinopathy

In our experience, sporting injuries are often due to three main factors:

1. Sudden increase in physical activity level or intensity
2. Prolonged period of “non-training” ie. general de-conditioning
3. Not being physically prepared for the sport or activity


At Six Core Outcomes, as qualified Osteopaths and Biomedical Scientists we believe the most important thing is to determine the “root cause” of your symptoms and work together to prevent them from coming back.

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how do we treat sporting injuries at six core outcomes?

A typical appointment at Six Core Outcomes for sport injuries will involve ruling out any serious conditions before performing a comprehensive functional movement screen. By looking at how you move and using our state-of-the-art AxIT Strength System we can create a baseline for treatment and rehabilitation. 

Using our function-based approach rather than a pain-based treatment model it allows us to establish a working theory on the underlying root-cause of the pain symptoms.  

Some of our most-used sport injury recovery techniques include:

● Refer to specialist if serious implications
● Establish strength baselines using AxIT System
● Promote tissue healing & blood flow
● Modify activities to allow continued movement
● Future-proof the body with training program

Depending on your specific presentation your appointment may include:

● AxIT System strength testing
● Functional movement screening
● Neurological & orthopaedic tests
● Dry needling / functional cupping
● Electrotherapy (TENS / e-stim)
● Joint mobilisations
● General soft tissue work
● Stretches & strength exercises
● Ergonomic recommendations
● Activity modifications
● Lifestyle adjustments

At Six Core Outcomes we live at the intersection of manual therapy and movement science. We assess tissues and joints and if needed will use restorative input (dry needling, cupping, mobilisations etc) to decrease pain, release tight muscles and remove barriers to movement.

So whilst your appointment may include manual therapy or restorative input, we appreciate the short-term nature of the benefits and will aim to progress you to a movement-based intervention as soon as your body allows.

Remove the guesswork from your pain

Stop missing out on doing what you love. Life’s too short. Book an appointment today.