Combat Sports

Combat sports pose a unique challenge for many Physiotherapists, the major one being they don’t truly understand the sport their patient is participating in. Furthemore, many Physiotherapists don’t fully understand the complex movements and positions that are required, all whilst being under immense aerobic and anaerobic load.

At The Physio Bunker, we are lucky to have an in depth insight into the world of combat sports. Our Principal Physiotherapist, Kiarn, used to represent Australia (for a period of around 15 years) in Judo. Kiarn has been around the world as an athlete representing her country and was also a coach for several years. She has also dabbled in wrestling and recreational Muay Thai. Kiarn has shared her wealth of personal and professional experience in combat sports with the team at The Physio Bunker, so you can confidently see any of the team knowing they understand your sporting requirements. 

Some of the most common combat athletes we treat come from:

We treat every person as an individual and try our best to find ways to keep you training or competing. It is rare that we need to tell you to stop training all together. We understand the importance of your training and only disrupt that is absolutely essential.

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    Why Choose Us

    • Do I need a Doctor’s referral?

      If you are private paying (i.e. paying for our services yourself or with your Private Health Fund) or covered by Work Cover, NDIS or a Home Care Package you DO NOT need a referral.If you are a DVA or Medicare patient, you will need a referral or EPC referral from a GP.

    • Do you have HICAPs?

      We sure do! Bring your private health insurance card with you and you can claim on the spot with our HICAPs machine. This means that you will only need to pay the gap at the time of your appointment.

    • What happens in the first appointment?

      Your initial appointment will involve a lengthy discussion about your concerns. Your therapist will then need to get some more information about your condition by performing some objective tests and getting some baseline measures. This enables for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to be formed. If time permits, you will start your treatment as well in the first session!

    • Do I need to bring anything?

      If you have had any scans or reports done in relation to your condition, it is really helpful if you can bring them with you.You should also bring or wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows access to the area of your body needing assessment and treatment.

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