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ACTIVE Week: SportsCare and Physiotherapy

SportsCare and Physiotherapy are proud of their fifteen year history in Canberra and the surrounding region.

They help people by providing effective physiotherapy treatment of sporting, general life and workplace injuries, healing massage therapy, exercise physiology, Pilates classes, and a range of women’s health and other specialty services.

They are an experienced, loyal team who lead evidence-based best practice. They are dedicated to providing high quality, tailored treatment pathways and health services for their patients in a professional, flexible and friendly manner. They take the time to listen to your concerns and explain their recommended course of treatment.

SportsCare and Physiotherapy are committed to the professional development of their team members and take an active interest in their career progression. They support the work/life balance of their team members and strive to be an employer of choice by creating a positive and transparent environment. They are members of professional industry bodies, including the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

They have multiple clinics across the region and look forward to growing their business through partnerships and in new ways, such as online and virtual technologies.

They work with complementary health services such as Strength & Conditioning and massage therapy, and they are looking to grow their networks with doctors, surgeons, sports clubs and other complementary health and wellbeing services.

Free classes

Monday 13 November: 6:00-6:45pm – Pilates at Barton with Ella
Thursday 16 November: 7:00-7:45am – Pilates at Barton with Ella
Thursday 16 November: 5:30-6:30pm – Unwind in the workplace with Vanessa
Friday 17 November: 1:00-2:30pm – Introductory running course with Graeme & Casey
Saturday 18 November: 9:00-10:00am – Introductory running course with Ella
Saturday 18 November: 12:00-12:45pm – Pilates at Weston with Monica

SportsCare and Physiotherapy are also inviting HerCanberra readers to book a free Core Strength Assessment with Ella from 8am-12pm on Saturday 18 November. Sessions are 20 minutes, and provide Real Time Ultrasound assessment of your core muscle activation. Booking is essential.


What to expect

Clinical Pilates
SportsCare and Physiotherapy offers a variety of Pilates classes and programs through their Dickson, Weston and Barton clinics.

They run group Mat and Equipment classes regularly throughout the week. They are physiotherapist run classes with a focus on core strength and general conditioning. The classes run for 45 minutes and are claimable through your private health fund. All participants must do a quick assessment with a physiotherapist before commencing classes.

The Running Lab
Are you a runner, triathlete or multi-sport athlete interested in:
· run specific strengthening?
· run specific drills for balance and co-ordination?
· improving your running form?

SportsCare and Physiotherapy offer 6 week small group based program for runners of all levels, triathletes and multi-sport athletes.

The SportsCare and Physiotherapy Run Program is supervised by a qualified Physiotherapist. It covers aspects of basic running posture, balance, flexibility & strength. There is a strong emphasis on core strength and education to give participants the skills to progress their own running. Each week has a different focus; from basic running form to sprinting, and hill and trail running.

Core Strength Assessment
Dynamic core stability is the ability of the body to use various muscles in complex ways to control movement around the pelvis, lower trunk and abdomen. Core stability allows for optimum posture both when stationary and with activity, and also helps to reduce the risk of injury. Poor core stability results in poor posture, inefficient transfer of power from the upper body to the lower and vice versa, and a marked increase in the risk of injuries to many body areas including the low back and pelvis, mid-back and neck, and the lower limbs. Many types of injury can adversely affect the capacity of the stabilising muscles resulting in reduced core stability, which may then result in an increased risk of re-injury or further injury. Hence, the retraining of the core stabilising muscles is often a critical part of any rehabilitation program.

Unwind in the Workplace
Sore neck and back from long hours in the office?
Need to stretch and release tired and tight muscles?
Come and try 45 mins of unwinding. All fitness levels welcome and classes are led by an accredited Exercise Physiologist.


Please call 1800 001 500 to book into any of the sessions. Bookings are essential as class spaces are limited.


7A/3 Sydney Ave Barton, ACT, 2600

16/41-43 Liardet Street Weston, ACT 2611

Run clinics take place at Stromlo Forest Park.


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