Our physiotherapists have a special interest in the assessment and management of sporting and non-sporting musculoskeletal injuries, as well as post-operative rehabilitation.

Sports Injury & General Physiotherapy

Sports Injury Specialists in Sydney

Our staff at the Mater Clinic Physiotherapy, specialize in the assessment and treatment of sporting and general musculoskeletal injuries.

Some of the more common injuries may include neck and back pain, tendonitis, ligament sprains, muscle strains and joint wear and tear. Our goal is to accurately diagnose the condition and commence treatment using the most up to date techniques to ensure a full recovery is made. Prevention of further injury is also a focus at the clinic.

We can achieve this through screening tests leading to comprehensive exercise programs targeting imbalances, muscle weakness and altered movement patterns.

Sydney Swans defender Aliir Aliir goes a medial ligament in his knee - assisted by Tim Needham


Some of the treatments used at the clinic include:

  • Soft tissue techniques including massage
  • Ice & compression including Game Ready & Cryocuff
  • Joint mobilisation & manipulation
  • Strapping, taping and Orthotic provision
  • Taping & bracing
  • Dry needling
  • Exercise prescription including use of the clinic's gym
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Running programs including use of Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill
  • Postural assessment and correction
  • Core stability assessment & training, including Real Time Ultrasound

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I get a rebate?

Patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) rebate through Medicare. (Formerly known as an EPC plan). CDM services and Team Care arrangements (TCA) are arranged by a patient’s G.P. Please discuss your suitability for this plan with your G.P. Present any CDM/TCA plan to your Physiotherapist at the time of consultation. A gap fee will apply.

Q. Do I need a referral?

No, physiotherapists commonly assess and treat injuries without the need for referral from a GP or specialist.

Q. How long will the session take?

Most sessions are of 30 minutes’ duration, but may on request be an hour depending on the complexity or number of conditions to be treated. It is suggested that clients who are visiting from regional areas may request a double session for this reason.

Q. Is this service covered by Private Health Insurance?

Patients with Private Health Insurance that include ‘Extras Cover’ may be covered for Physiotherapy services. Please check with your health fund. Gym programs carried out on-site in our East Melbourne rehabilitation gym are supervised and may also be covered depending on your individual level of cover.

Q. What do I need to bring?

Please bring comfortable / appropriate clothing. In the case of lower limb injury, you may wish to bring your own shorts.

Who we are

Mater Clinic Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Massage Therapists, and Dieticians. We work closely with other healthcare practitioners in the community such as General Practitioners, Sports Physicians, and Orthopaedic Consultants.

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We pride ourselves on our level of service, the quality of our manual and exercise treatment options, our commitment to research and an evidence-based treatment approach.

Our physiotherapists maintain the highest ethical and professional standards.

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