Victorian Institute of Sport

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at the VIS provides treatment for injured athletes with acute injuries, and rehabilitation for long-term injuries.

About

The VIS Physiotherapy team delivers expert care to all VIS athletes. The team is comprised of experienced clinicians whose breadth of knowledge and expertise enables athletes to achieve their best sporting performance, ultimately leading to success in sport and life.

There are three main areas in which VIS physiotherapists engage;

  1. Injury prevention – athletes are at their best when they are training and competing unhindered. The VIS physiotherapy team is committed to working with athletes, coaches and performance support staff to decrease injury risk, therefore maximising an athlete’s capacity for truly elite performance.
  2. Acute injury care – our sports physios provide immediate diagnosis and acute injury management. They advise athletes regarding best practice, evidence based treatment to minimise injury severity and therefore lost training time.
  3. Injury rehabilitation – working closely with the other members of the elite sport multi-disciplinary team, VIS sports physios continue to provide treatment and advise on how to return to peak function and condition as quickly and safely as possible.

The VIS physiotherapy team includes Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists who work within a specific sport program, and some who work across a number of our sport programs, to provide expert clinical consulting and advice.