Peak Performance and Quick Recovery

Sports people, Athletes and Dancers may like to visit an Osteopath for:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pull / muscle strain
  • Knee injuries and patella tracking problems
  • Tennis elbow / Golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Lower back strains
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip impingement
  • + more

The Osteopaths at Southside Clinic will assess your individual case and work with you to develop the most appropriate action plan going forward. This may include hands on Osteopathic treatment, referral to the GP or other health professional, referral for imaging such as an MRI or X-ray, individual exercise prescription and/or general nutritional advice.

Benefits of Osteopathic Treatment may include;

  • Addressing the underlying cause of discomfort
  • An improvement in range of motion
  • Decrease in muscle tension
  • Assistance with ligament stability
  • Improvement in bloody supply to the effected area
  • Reduction in swelling
  • Increase in energy
  • Steady return to normal daily activities and sporting activity

Research and Evidence:

Bergman G, Winter Jvan Tulder MMeyboom-de Jong BPostema K, van der Heijden G (2010). Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery and is more effective than usual medical care alone on the long term, but is associated with higher costs.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Jensen M, Globe G, Hicks M, Korporaal C. (2011). Manipulative therapy for shoulder pain and disorders: expansion of a systematic review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Jun;34(5):314-46.

This study found fair evidence for manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) of the shoulder, shoulder girdle, and/or the the full kinetic chain (FKC) combined with multimodal or exercise therapy for rotator cuff injuries/disorders, disease, or dysfunction. There is also fair evidence for MMT of the shoulder/shoulder girdle and the FKC combined with a multimodal treatment approach for shoulder complaints, dysfunction, disorders, and/or pain.

Collins C, Masaracchio, M, Cleland J. (2014).The effectiveness of strain counterstrain in the treatment of patients with chronic ankle instability: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Vol.22, No.3, 119-128

Loudon JK, Reiman MP, Sylvain J. (2014). The efficacy of manual joint mobilisation/manipulation in treatment of lateral ankle sprains: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Mar;48(5):365-70.

For acute ankle sprains, manual joint mobilisation diminished pain and increased dorsiflexion range of motion. For treatment of subacute/chronic lateral ankle sprains, these techniques improved ankle range-of-motion, decreased pain and improved function.

Vairo GL, Miller SJ, McBrier NM, Buckley WE. (2009). Systematic review of efficacy for manual lymphatic drainage techniques in sports medicine and rehabilitation: an evidence-based practice approach. J Man Manip Ther. 2009;17(3):e80-9.


Southside Clinic has a strong connection with the dance industry with director, Andrea Robertson, having previously had a career as a professional dancer. We also offer Pre-Pointe Assessments for young dancers wishing to start pointe work for ballet class, as well as Dance Fitness Assessments for any dancer wishing to be assessed for any areas of muscular weakness or tightness. A specific exercise program and report is then provided to the dancer, and also to their dance teacher if requested.

Dancers (both past and present) as well as the general public who have never danced before, are LOVING the Xtend Barre classes we offer. Xtend Barre gives you stronger abs and back muscles, improved endurance and overall energy, increased flexibility, greater body awareness and improved posture, and toned arms, sculpted thighs and a lifted derriere!

For the weekend warrior sports people amongst us, we offer HIIT, Yoga and Pilates classes to help you realize your athletic potential!


For more information: 1300 10 11 22.