Sports injuries, Cronulla

Move from Pain to Performance

Sport is Australia’s favourite pastime. Inevitably, in all sport, injuries happen. Southside Physiotherapy can get you back on the field quickly with the latest sports injury treatment methods including accelerated rehabilitation techniques.

Southside Physiotherapists are highly qualified and trained in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. Francis and Phillip have the added distinction of being titled Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physiotherapists. To attain this specialised title they have undertaken a rigorous selection and training process of high academic, clinical and on-field experience and competency.

Our physiotherapists adopt a team approach to injury recovery and are dedicated to improving your health and fitness and returning you safely back to full match capability. We also concentrate on preventing reoccurrence and improving your overall skills and performance levels.

Whether your goal is improving your fitness, strength and flexibility, getting rid of that annoying chronic niggle, recovering from a serious injury or surgery or getting back onto the playing field safely, we can design programs specific to your need.

Physiotherapists, along with dieticians, psychologists and exercise physiologists are the only allied health practitioners on the Australian Olympic team. They comprise by far the largest component of the Olympic Sports Injury Management Team.

Physiotherapists are appointed to all major professional sporting teams. Francis and Phillip have in the past had long term appointments to:

  • St George NRL Dragons
  • Cronulla Sutherland NRL Sharks
  • Sydney Kings NBL

This indicates a high level of satisfaction and respects these professional organisations have had for Southside Physiotherapy Cronulla.

Junior Sport

“A Guide To Safer Sport” has been compiled by Phillip Richardson and Francis Crossle, APA Sports Physiotherapists. It provides a handy reference on aspects of training, fitness and injury guidance, as well as the latest information on the physical enhancement of performance for sports coaches, managers and parents.

Coaches and managers of local sports teams may not have the high-level resources that professional coaches have access to. In addition, we often encounter parents who have questions they are uncertain about regarding their children’s physical problems sustained while playing sport.

It is intended this handbook will help fill that gap by providing advice to those less well-resourced and is available by calling in to Southside Physiotherapy in Cronulla or click on the link below to download your own copy.

Concussion, particularly for young sportspeople, is potentially one of the most serious injuries anyone can sustain. Dr Martin Raftery, Chief Medical Officer, World Rugby, is a world authority on the management of concussion and has contributed a significant section in this Handbook that is essential reading for everyone involved in all categories of sports.

To create this resource, we have referenced our own 80 years of combined experience and up-to-date advice from around the world.

Finally, it is encouraged in this Handbook to try to make coaching and playing FUN for your players – you may even get fewer injuries and you will certainly have more participants who are more likely to remain sportspeople all their lives.

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PLEASE NOTE: These booklets should serve as a guide only. When in doubt always seek advice from Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre or your GP.