Your first appointment will be no different from the usual physiotherapy consultation and evaluation. You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed in the usual way.
Treatment is likely to involve the use of physiotherapy manual techniques, with possibly some taping and acupuncture, dry needling or electrotherapy within the treatment room combined with a more specific exercise based program. The aim is to return to full physical activity and your particular sport.
Sport & Exercise Medicine Services
Our physio, has a special interest in sports medicine and injuries and is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, with knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology and healing. Marika will carry out a thorough assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal injuries.
Marika has worked with athletes of different levels. She has been the physiotherapist at a number of Australian Association of Tennis Players (AATP) Men's and Women's Satellite Tournaments in South Australia and has worked with the Garville Netball Club as the Club Physiotherapist from 2006-2010. She has also participated as a State and National Judge for the South Australian Body Building Association.
For complaints including:
Overuse injuries and stress fractures
Muscle tears, tendon and ligament sprains
Knee, ankle and foot injuries
Shoulder injuries, tennis/golfer elbow, hand and wrist pain