How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support people living with musculoskeletal and sporting injuries

Our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting individuals living with musculoskeletal conditions (condition affecting the bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissue) and sporting injuries, and the vast spectrum of conditions and injuries this may cover, to maximise their physical function, performance, and independence.

What is special about the Thriving Lives Co. team in musculoskeletal and sporting care?

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the delivery of a vast and versatile range of therapy/services which include but are not limited to:

  • Education and advice for self-management regarding:
    • Activity modification
    • Injury prevention
    • Symptom management
    • Technique (exercise and movement)
  • Manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisation, and dry needling
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of appropriate exercise equipment, therapy aides, and assistive technologies
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to assist clients in managing their injuries long term
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services
  • Taping (postural and supportive)

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for injury management

From acute to chronic, sporting related or not, our experienced and passionate team come equipped with the skills to help you understand your condition, manage it, and move forward with life, whether that be on a sporting field or within your own home! Therapy is key in the recovery of individuals living with musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Improved balance and coordination, and reduced risk of falls
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Improved motor control and movement patterns
  • Improved overall health and wellbeing
  • Improved range of motion and reduced stiffness and swelling
  • Improved strength and conditioning specific to sport/valued activities
  • Return to sport/valued activities
  • Future injury prevention
  • Pain management
  • Reduced risk of complications or persistence of injury and/or pain
  • Reduced risk of development of secondary health problems
  • Improved capacity to complete activities of daily living and various occupations

Musculoskeletal and sporting Thriving Lives Co. can help with

Some of the conditions and injuries our team might assist our community with include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Persistent pain/Chronic pain
  • Recovery from fractures and dislocations
  • Tendon and ligament tears/ruptures

Referral Pathways

Our team hope to support individuals living with musculoskeletal and sporting injuries to maximise their function, independence, and quality of life. Therapy can therefore be a key part in helping clients not only manage their injury and pain, but learn to understand it and manage it independently long term to be able to return to meaningful activities and occupations.

Individuals can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.