Whatever your sport of choice is, it means a lot to you. It keeps you fit and active, engages you mentally as well as physically, and brings you joy as you do what you love most. When a sports injury sidelines you, don’t let it take you out of the game any longer than necessary. Our physiotherapists are conveniently located throughout Canberra, including the suburbs of Acton, Belconnen, Braddon, Bruce, Dickson, Franklin, Lawson, Lyneham, Mitchell, Ngunnawal, O’connor, Palmerston and Turner.
We are a team of highly trained and skilled physio that excel at assessing sports injuries and helping to rehabilitate them as quickly and safely as possible. During your initial appointment, our sports physiotherapists will evaluate your injury and its impact on your daily life and wellbeing. In talking through your goals, any previous injuries, and possible treatment options, they will work with you to create a treatment plan that aims to get you back better, stronger, faster.
Sports Injury Management And Prevention
Sports physiotherapy is a type of physiotherapy that is specifically tailored towards sports injuries. Whether you’re a professional athlete, working your way towards that goal, or weekend warrior, anybody who plays a sports can acquire a sports injury. This is why prevention is so important, and is our emphasis over cure. Physiotherapists who work with sports often see more acute (new) injuries than chronic (12+ weeks old).
Acute injuries often include muscles, ligaments, and tendon injuries such as rolled ankles, twisted knees, muscle tears, and sprains and strains. Many injuries such as
these may be avoided through injury prevention.
If you already have a sports injury, evidence-based and tailored treatments are the best tools we have in our wheelhouse. Evidence-based exercises have been scientifically proven as beneficial and aim to improve the quality of sports health care, helping you to get back out there sooner.
With our team’s collective elite sports-based background, we provide individualised assessment and treatment plans that always take your specific injury and goals into account. At Powerhouse Physio we also focus on post-operative conditions such as ankle, knee, and shoulder reconstructions. We also perform rehab for joint replacements. Whatever your unique situation, if you want to get back to doing what you love as soon and as safely as possible, we’d love to help you achieve that goal.
Joint injuries can occur in any sport and can range from mild to severe. Common sports injuries that can affect the joints include bursitis, dislocations, fractures, sprains and strains of ligaments and tendons.
Weak muscles are more susceptible to injury, and can then lead to biomechanical issues including such things as shins splints and tendon irritation. Common muscle sports injuries include tears, contusions and corks.
Prevention is always better than cure. Sports physiotherapy can aid in injury prevention through education and exercises that focus on your individual needs.
Suzie began her career as a Registered Nurse before becoming a Sports Injury Nurse and Titled Sports Physiotherapist. Suzie founded Powerhouse Physiotherapy in 2005 and now specialises in injury prevention and athlete rehabilitation. Suzie is the trusted physio for many local, national and international sporting teams and is currently working with the Australian men's hockey team (the Kookaburras).
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Master of Sports Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) Honours
Bachelor of Nursing, RN
Sean is Perth born and raised and graduated from Curtin University in 2020. Since then, he has worked in a private practice in his hometown before recently making the move over to Canberra. Sean has a strong interest working with the athletic population and his experience working with multiple soccer and AFL sporting teams, and playing competitive sports himself, means he knows the importance of returning to your sport pain-free as soon as possible. Sean is also very passionate about treating the general population and has seen a broad number of conditions and presentations. He also has extensive experience working with the NDIS population, specifically children with autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. Sean adopts a positive and engaging “can-do” approach to treatment with a personalised exercise-based plan, in-line with the most recent evidence, to assist all his clients in feeling comfortable and confident whilst completing their personal physiotherapy goals. Sean’s always up for a chat - pick a sport and he probably watches it. However, supporting the Western Bulldogs and Southampton FC is where you will see his biggest interest. He also can’t wait to hear about all the best places to visit in his new hometown!
Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
Matt graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2019. His passion for sport, keen interest in the human body and a desire to help people drove him to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Matt has gained experience through working with sports including Rugby Union, Volleyball and AFL over the past 5 years. Since 2021 he has worked as the head physiotherapy role with the Tuggeranong Valley Football Club (AFL) and is currently assisting the U15 school sport athletes as a physiotherapist. He also has experience in working with non-athletic populations including NDIS, workers compensation and DVA patients. Matt has a strong passion for musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation and athletic development. He enjoys working with all individuals to help them become the best version of themselves and achieve their physiotherapy goals.
B. SportCoach & Exercise Sc,
M. Phyt (Uni of Canberra)
Mitch graduated from Charles Sturt University's Orange campus in 2014, then returned home to Canberra to commence work in both sporting and musculoskeletal fields of physiotherapy. Since this time, Mitch has been exposed to a wide variety of conditions and clients ranging from high-level athletes, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation clients, to non- active population. As a competitive rugby league and basketball player in his own right, Mitch has developed a unique insight into the demands of high-level sporting performance and, as such, has developed special interests in orthopaedic surgical rehabilitation, lower limb injuries and shoulder and upper limb rehabilitation. Mitch is a skillful manual therapist who also uses exercise prescription as well as other evidence-based practices to get his client's back to their sporting pursuits as quickly as possible. If you enjoy talking about sports, how good Canberra is, or how disappointing the current and previous Raiders season have been, be prepared for an earful of chat.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
Recreational athletes, professionals, and beginners alike all need a skilled physiotherapist on their team to help them reach and exceed their sporting goals.
If you don’t currently have a sports injury, that’s the best time to come to see us! Our highly-skilled team is dedicated to injury prevention and has the knowledge and experience to help you avoid needing rehabilitation. If you do have a sports injury we’re not here to judge or shame, only to help.
We’re committed to working with you to create a tailored treatment plan that focuses on your specific needs and goals.
When you’re looking for a physio for sport in Canberra, Powerhouse Physiotherapy takes the lead every time.