Performance rehabilitation physiotherapy focuses on helping individuals recover from injuries while
also focusing on enhancing performance in their sport. It is a comprehensive approach to address
the specific needs of athletes through in-person gym-based rehabilitation/performance sessions and
online performance programs delivered via a modern app.
Some key components of performance rehabilitation physiotherapy include:
- Injury assessment: Evaluation of the specific injury affecting the athlete’s individual
performance. This will involve physical examination, functional tests, strength/power
- Needs analysis: A thorough assessment is conducted to identify the specific physical
requirements and goals of the individual. This includes evaluating the demands of their sport or
activity, as well as any strengths or weaknesses they may have included, your current level of
performance in terms of speed, power, and injury risk.
- Performance testing + biomechanical analysis: Various tests and measurements are used to
assess the individual’s current level of strength + power levels along with other performance
parameters. This data serves as a baseline and helps track progress over time. Individual’s
movement patterns and biomechanics will be examined to identify any underlying issues that
may have contributed to the injury or may hinder the individual’s performance. Corrective
exercises and interventions can then be implemented to address these issues.
- Gym based performance rehabilitation sessions: The physiotherapist will design a personalized
exercise program to help the athlete to alleviate dysfunction, optimise tissue healing and
improve performance. Specific exercises and techniques are used to target the individual’s
desired outcomes, such as improving strength, power, and speed. Regular monitoring of training
variables, such as load, volume, and intensity, is done to track progress and make any necessary
adjustments. Live Data-driven feedback is used to guide the in-person rehabilitation session and
optimize training protocols.
- Sports-specific training: Sport-specific exercises and drills will be incorporated into the
rehabilitation + performance program to help the individual regain functional movement
patterns and prepare for a safe return to their sport or activity.
- Periodization: A periodized training plan is developed, which involves dividing the training
program into phases or cycles that target different aspects of performance. This allows for
systematic progress and prevents overtraining or plateaus.
- Online performance coaching: There is a further option for athletes to join The Fit Physios online
performance program to complement the in-person rehab/performance sessions and develop
further physical qualities (Speed, Power, Strength etc.) required to excel in their sport. The Fit
Physios online coaching will compound the work done in the in-person sessions and push you
further into your zones of potential.
Overall, performance rehabilitation physiotherapy aims to help individuals recover from injuries, optimize their physical performance, and reduce the risk of re-injury. It provides a comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals with the option for further guidance online to achieve your goals.