Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy IN Essendon, Melbourne.
HOW CAN SEEING A SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN MELBOURNE HELP YOU?
If you have an injury that just isn't getting better, and you need to get clarity on what you should do next, then seeing a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist is the perfect next step.
Kay Copeland is a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist , and one of only 9 people in Victoria to hold this clinical title.
Kay’s role as a Specialist Physiotherapist is to act as a consultant to your current treating practitioner, in order to progress and solve complex injuries or conditions.
You could consider a complex condition are one that could have multiple injuries or issues, or an injury or issue with an extended history that is not progressing or resolving as you would have expected, or an unusual condition or presentation that isn't commonly seen by standard practitioners.
How does a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist Work?
As a specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, Kay will see you for 1-2 extended consults to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
You will be given time to explain your injury history, plus the previous treatment that you have undergone, and what you feel is working well, or what maybe isn't working so well for you.
Following this, your treatment plan will be formulated. This will include ongoing management objectives, plus rehabilitation and strengthening exercises that are focused towards achieving your own goals.
Kay Copeland will the work in with your current treating practitioner, or physiotherapist, to implement the updated treatment plan in order to transition you back to seeing your ongoing treating practitioner.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF TRAINING FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, and HOW DOES SOMEONE BECOME A SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST ?
Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapists have undertaken a further 2+ years of expert training (specialisation), on top of their previous physiotherapy degrees and studies.
These extra study and training opportunities are only available to experienced clinicians, who then become the experts, and the 'go to' physiotherapists in their field.
As an overview, there are 3 general levels of physiotherapy considered by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Qualified Physiotherapists have undertaken a Bachelors of Doctor of Physiotherapy training. Majority of physiotherapists fit this description.
A select group of practitioners will then undertake a Master of Physiotherapy, and complete further tasks set out by the APA, allowing them to use the title of APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, or APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, of which there are numerous practitioners at this level at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, or currently undergoing training at this level.
The most clinically advanced level of physiotherapy training in the sports physiotherapy domain, is undergoing the Sports & Exercise Specialisation program, of which only 9 physiotherapists in Victoria have attained. This puts Kay Copeland in the upper echelon of experienced and expert Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapists in Australia.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A SPECIALIST SPORTS & EXERCISE PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
No, you DON'T need a referral to see a specialist physiotherapist. Anyone may book an appointment to see Kay Copeland at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy.
Generally, you will have been seeing your current practitioner, before seeing Kay. This may be that you have been seeing your local physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor. Sometimes you will may be asked to see Kay by your local GP or Sports Doctor as well.
No matter who has asked you to see Kay, they will be involved in the treatment plan and can help deliver the ongoing treatment required to get the results you desire and deserve.
WHERE CAN I SEE A SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN MELBOURNE?