How Do You Know If Someone is a Good Sports Physio?


A sports physiotherapist specialises in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation, with the skills and knowledge to diagnose an injury and set up the best management plan for each client. Whether the injury is from a recreational Sunday morning jog or from performing at an elite level daily, all sports physiotherapists can help people at all sporting and fitness levels. At Ace Sports Clinic, we have been trusted by some of the best athletes in the world for many years and bring the same high level care and service to all our clients who come in for a sports injury, pain relief or rehabilitation.

Even though sports physiotherapists should be able to guide their clients through injury and rehabilitation, a good sports physio will go above and beyond to ensure the injury rehabilitation is well managed with a clear path forward. A good sports physio will offer a complete service from initial consultation to ongoing conditioning, with noticeable progression and key strengthening.

Here we have listed some significant factors to consider to find a good sports physio for your sports injury and why our Ace Sports Physio Clinic in Malvern has the sports physiotherapy service you deserve. 

Ensure sports physiotherapy qualification

It is vital to ensure your sports physio is qualified. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) considers those who have completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree to be qualified sports physiotherapists, and looking for these qualifications ensures they have the knowledge and training to serve you competently.

Physios at our Ace Sports Clinic location in Malvern have the necessary qualifications to offer you the best service.

Check for experience in your sporting field

As sports vary greatly, so too does the experience of a sports physiotherapist, meaning it is important to find a good sports physio for your sporting field.  You can do this by getting to know your sports physiotherapist through their online profiles. With most physio professionals having online profiles, you can understand the sporting field they specialise in, the injuries most prevalent in that industry, and the level of experience acquired. 

Our staff at our Ace Sports Clinic have accomplishments, accolades and experience across many sporting fields. Along with their industry qualifications, they can help many differing sporting clients professionally and competently. We have worked in elite professional tennis, golf, football and ironman to name a few.

The first impression on an initial consultation

The initial consultation is an excellent indicator of whether you have a good sports physio. A good sports physio will diagnose and explain the cause of injury to their client to support recovery management and reduce the chances of re-injury.  If your sports physiotherapist seems to be inattentive and complacent, it can be a good reason to look for a second opinion.   

The sports physiotherapists at our Ace Sports Clinic location in Malvern have clear communication skills and make our clients feel comfortable to express concerns, or raise questions while ensuring we make a good first impression every time. Your health is our top priority and we want to ensure you get back to playing the sports you love.

Individual assessment and tailored rehabilitation

Individual assessment and tailored rehabilitation to suit the person with the injury is essential, taking in factors such as daily occupation, injury severity and medical and training history. No one injury or client is the same; therefore, there should not be a one-size-fits-all solution. At Ace Sports Clinic, we take a holistic approach and don’t prescribe “receipes”.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our clients. We do this by offering individualised and other collaborative health and wellness services to complement our extensive physio services.

Benefits of good sports physio Malvern

There are many benefits of a sports physiotherapist.  Not only can they address your injury and work closely with you on your rehabilitation journey, but they can also help improve your strength, posture and flexibility. 

At Ace Sports Clinic, we can enhance your body function and fitness by using various techniques tailored to suit your sport of choice. Whether they use traditional methods such as sports massage and stretching routines, or alternative practices like electrotherapy and dry needling, our sports physiotherapists will find the optimum solutions for you right here in our state of the art Clinic.

Here are some of the benefits of visiting a physio at Ace Sports Clinic:

Builds your physical strength

All sports, no matter the physical activity, can put a harmful strain on your body which can cause bones, muscles, joints and ligaments to weaken or become injured. At our Ace Sports Physio Clinic in Malvern, we call on our vast expertise to build your physical strength to help endure the impact and stress that sport can cause.

Helps your body rest and recover

Sport often causes tight points, sore joints, and aching muscles, making it hard to relax and have a good night’s sleep. Visiting Ace Sports Clinic will give you the chance to receive expert physio advice to help your body rest and recover to feel recharged for the days ahead.

Improves your flexibility

Flexibility often gets overlooked in sport due to a heavy focus on strengthening; however, our physiotherapy service includes all aspects of high performance. Flexibility helps an individual across all phases of sport, from preparation and training to performance and recovery, meaning it is an integral part of all our management strategies.

Helps prevent injuries from occurring

Injury prevention is a significant factor and sports physios are often called upon when an injury occurs, yet,  we can also help with strengthening and conditioning to prevent tears and strains that lead to missing out on playing the sports you love. We always take a proactive approach as prevention is always better than the cure.

Treat injuries for a speedy and thorough recovery

No matter what sport you play, an injury may occur when putting your body through physical activity and tiring motions. We can do our best to reduce the risk; however, it is impossible to be injury-proof and injuries happen as part of exercise & sport.  A good sports physio can support clients through any injury, putting them on the road to recovery for a speedy and thorough recovery. 

Contact Ace Sports Clinic to book a consultation

Ace Sports Clinic has a great team of sports physios waiting to help you with your injury and rehabilitation. Contact us today to book a consultation. 

Along with physiotherapy, we also offer osteopathy and chiropractic services and provide a collaborative team based approach.

Common injuries we treat:

  • Ankle sprains 
  • Back and neck pain
  • Ligament tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee sprains
  • MCL, ACL and PCL tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Meniscal and cartilage tears
  • Capsule sprains
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Muscle tears
  • Herniated discs
  • Neck and back compressions
  • Concussion and whiplash
  • Hip impingement
  • Wrist sprains
  • Shoulder pain