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I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself properly as The Cycling Fix’s Sports Therapist and tell you a little more about myself!
Where it all started:
My passion for sport began at a young age. Whether it was kicking the footy with Dad in the backyard, waterskiing over summer (or winter if we were feeling brave!) or playing competitive netball on a Saturday morning, I was always doing something. It was on the court where I unearthed my competitive side and I thrived in the high speed environment.
Unfortunately, at the peak of my career, (I was thirteen...) I suffered a fairly serious ankle injury.
Living in quite a remote area, I didn’t have access to a physiotherapist or specialist that could provide me with the knowledge I needed to get back on the court. Also at that age, the approach to injury management is generally a ‘wait until it gets better’ situation.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t too keen on this method! So with the help of my Dad, we devised our own rehab equipment and I began to undergo a program I prepared myself. Six weeks later, I was back playing.
My own experience with injury really sparked my interest in the health and fitness industry. Even though I have fortunately been injury-free since, I was still keen to learn what I could have done better, and more importantly, what to do if it happened again. Given my location, I also wanted to help others when they were injured. Sport was a huge part of our weekend culture and it was really frustrating being on the sideline!
So after I finished school, I moved to Melbourne to study at The Australian College of Sports Therapy where I graduated as a Sports Therapist.
Since then, I have worked with gyms, private practice clinics, sporting clubs, corporate businesses and Doctors of physiotherapy, keen to pass on my knowledge.
However, this year I was after a change. So when I came across The Cycling Fix, I knew it would be a perfect fit!
At The Cycling Fix, we conduct Body Geometry bike fitting. This is an in depth bike and body assessment that ensures cyclists are set up correctly on their bike, are comfortable and can maintain power and endurance when riding.
As a Sports Therapist, I can then take this process one step further.
Injury history, posture, anatomy and functional movement are all addressed during the fit. If we discover any imbalances, injuries or other muscular issues, the client can immediately have them addressed in our Treatment Clinic. A personalised rehabilitation program is put into place and we can work towards getting them back on the bike, pain free.
Although we’re called ‘The Cycling Fix’, our Treatment Clinic isn’t just limited to cyclists! We offer treatment to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, knowledge of cycling or whether you've had a Bike Fit.
There are three types of treatments available in the Clinic, including Sports Therapy treatments, Remedial Massage and Sports Massage.
Treatments are tailored to your needs. Whether you have a serious injury and need to get back on the track, general muscle tightness from work or stress, or have a big event coming up you need to prepare for, I can help you out! Private health rebates are also available on all modalities.
So there you have it! Just a bit of an insight into my therapy world!
You may still be thinking, “But what exactly is a Sports Therapist?” Stay tuned!
Over the coming weeks, I will be explaining more about Sports Therapy, injury management, tips on hydration, nutrition and all things health and fitness.
If you would like any more information, check out the ‘Tune Your Body’ sections on the website or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to book a treatment, click the BOOK NOW button on the blog and throughout the website, call us on (03) 9041 1091 or visit our Facebook page and follow the links.
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