What is an APA Sports Physiotherapist?

Melinda Klarenaar and Justin Wray are APA Sports Physiotherapists.

This protected title serves as the professional mark of specialisation and distinction for physiotherapists practicing in the field of Sports Physiotherapy.

APA Sports Physiotherapists have undertaken further studies in the management of sports injuries and are required to demonstrate clinical and academic competency.

Once granted the title, APA Sports Physiotherapists must participate in a professional development program to continue the use of their title ensuring they maintain a high level of up-to-date knowledge and clinical skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

APA Sports Physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in:

  • Crisis in management, enabling them to take immediate care of injuries on the field - all have current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certificates
  • Providing education about injury management, prevention, and maximising sporting performance.
  • Designing stretching programs for teams and individuals
  • Providing pre-season musculoskeletal screening and injury prevention programs
  • The provision and co-ordination of physiotherapy coverage at sporting events from club level to international competition

What is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?

Justin Wray and Kirsten Wray are APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists.

This protected title serves as the professional mark of specialisation and distinction for physiotherapists practicing in the field of Sports Physiotherapy.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are qualified health professionals who specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly neck and back pain. They employ the most advanced techniques and their results are sometimes instantaneous.

Apart from providing rapid and effective drug free pain relief, there are a number of important ways that musculoskeletal physiotherapy can help.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists use advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods, and have been trained in a broader range of treatment techniques than many other health professionals. As a result, they are in the best position to improve your mobility, co-ordination, strength and overall fitness level.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in:

  • Treating any underlying problems
  • Teaching you about posture, how to move well, lift correctly, avoid muscle strain and injury and even return to fitness after child birth, inactivity or illness
  • Mobilisation, manipulation, stretching, massage and exercise prescription are some of the key methods employed by practitioners to help improve your mobility
  • Precise, specific exercise advice which can help you correct faulty spinal movement and improve coordination, leading to smoother, pain free movement
  • Customised exercise programs to improve power, endurance, work tolerance and overall fitness will help to increase your strength and prevent injuries recurring