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Sports Medicine at Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave

Sports Medicine is offered at the Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave.

Do you offer Sports Medicine at the Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave?

Yes. Sports Medicine is offered at our Mulgrave Clinic. Our Medical Team includes Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who can help with all sport injuries. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of the injury, and we also develop recovery programs.

Should additional testing or specialist knowledge be required, our team can assist with booking X-Rays, MRI’s, Ultra-Sounds as well as provide details regarding surgical options if necessary.

When should you Book an Appointment at our Valewood Clinic?

You should seek medical treatment if:

  • The injury is accompanied by intense pain, swelling or numbness.
  • It’s impossible to bear any weight on the injured area.
  • The joint lacks stability and feels wobbly.

If it’s only a slight injury, there are a few self-care treatments you can use at home:

  • Rest from regular exercise for a few days.
  • Ice the affected area.
  • Elevate the injured joint on a pillow, so that it is above the level of the heart. This will reduce swelling.
  • Should it not improve within the next few days, contact our Medical Clinic in Mulgrave for professional help.

Why is Sports Medicine so important and how can our Valewood Clinic help you?

Sport is important for our health and wellbeing. Movement builds stronger bones, muscles and joints. It helps to stabilise blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It improves concentration and you’ll have better sleep quality. Any physical activity can help you think, learn, problem solve and improve mental health.

So it follows that if you get a sports injury, you will have the opportunity to get the care and treatment you need from our professional team at Valewood Clinic, in Mulgrave.

For example, we can advise on safe and beneficial exercise programs suitable for pregnant women. We can also provide guidance for those who want to play sport but also have the following health issues:

  • Diabetes,
  • Asthma,
  • Arthritis, and
  • Heart Disease.
All our Doctors can offer Sports Medicine at our Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave.

Prevention is better than Cure. 

There are a few important steps that you can take, to reduce the number of injuries you will get from playing sport:

  1. Follow a good warm up routine to start with. These can include fast paced walking, arm swings, lunges and jogging on the spot.
  2. Develop an exercise program that increases speed and repetition over a gradual time period. This will reduce risks of tearing tendons and shin splints.
  3. Where possible, work out with a qualified sports instructor e.g. a pilates instructor, yoga teacher, or sports coach. They will guide you with appropriate exercises for your skill level.
  4. If at any time you feel you have hurt your body, stop immediately and seek treatment. Don’t punish your body by continuing on, as you’ll only damage it more.
  5. If you are finding it difficult to get back into exercising again after a long period, engage a friend to join you for motivation or signup to a class program.
  6. Conclude each session with a cool down routine. These exercises should include stretching the muscles you used in the workout and will have the added advantage of bringing your heart rate back down.

Is Sports Medicine also for Non-Athletes?

Absolutely. Sports Medicine is there for anyone who has an injury brought on by movement. Our team of doctors are very caring in their approach, and will patiently listen to you while you discuss the pain you are experiencing. Have you ever heard of tennis elbow?  Well, it’s most often not caused by playing tennis, but rather by extreme overuse of a particular muscle within a daily activity. Specialist care from our doctors and Allied Health Professionals, will get you started on the road to recovery.

Advanced Treatments to help your Injury Heal?

Our doctors may recommend other treatments should you require them. For example:

  • Immobilisation of the injured area. This may involve using a brace or sling, a walking boot or a splint.
  • Surgery may be necessary to repair a tendon or ligament, or to re-align broken bones.
  • A program will be established for your recovery, starting with gentle exercises and progressively advancing.
Our Allied Health Professionals can assist with Sports Injuries at the Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave.


Additional Information

Further information is available via Sports Medicine Australia.

Managing sports injuries as they occur is important. At our Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave, we are here to assist you with all aspects of your sports injury and recovery. Call our clinic on (03) 9560 6655 to book an appointment or to find out more information.

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