We’re a sports physiotherapy practice founded in one of Melbourne’s most famous inner-city suburbs, Prahran. We know Melburnians love their fitness and we’re dedicated to improving their health through injury treatment and prevention.
At The Sports Clinic of Melbourne, we believe in empowering our clients to grow stronger, understand the unique nuances of their body, and prevent injuries through strength and conditioning training.
We combine a variety of physiotherapy treatments including hands-on massage treatment, dry needling, Pilates, resistance training and restorative movement to treat and prevent injuries.
We’re serious about results and we work hard to get you back on track and moving better than ever as quickly as possible.
WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE US
Our standard appointment is 45 mins, so your treatment isn’t rushed.
WE EMPOWER YOU
We give you the knowledge and tools you need to get back to your full health, and more importantly, so that you can stay there.
REACTIVE AND PRO ACTIVE APPROACH
We use hands-on massage therapy to treat pain and then teach you the right exercises to keep you pain-free.
We only use proven, research-based physiotherapy treatments.
We were founded in 2016 by Ryan Edwards, our director and head physiotherapist, who has over 10 years’ experience in the physiotherapy and fitness industries. Ryan holds a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise Science. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Ryan believes in a collaborative approach, where the client and the physiotherapist partner together to apply rehabilitative and preventative approaches. This enables clients to reap the pain-relieving benefits of physiotherapy while learning new training techniques. Clients can then move seamlessly from injury to rehabilitation to training for strength and injury prevention.
In addition to enjoying his time at the Sports clinic with his clients at the Sports Clinic, Ryan is also the head physiotherapist for the Victorian Amateur Football League (VAFA) AFL Club, Collegians. Previously, he has also been a physiotherapist for National Premier League football club, Bentleigh Greens and NEAFL AFL club, Sydney University.
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Ross has a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and an Exercise & Sport Science degree.
He currently is the National Ultimate Frisbee physiotherapist and is a head physiotherapist for the Collegians FC in the VAFA. Prior to 2020, Ross played and was physio for the Melbourne University Blues FC from 2012-2019.
Ross has a strong passion and background of playing multiple sports. Having stopped playing football, he now regularly applies himself to all forms of running, cycling and swimming including recent 70.3 Ironman’s and Olympic distance triathlons. As well as competing, Ross frequently undertakes extra study in these areas. For his injured runners, he uses running re-training technology (strength and biomechanics related) including gait assessment.
Outside of exercise related injuries Ross also enjoys treating spinal pain and non-specific injuries. He uses a range of hands on techniques and believes in specific strength rehabilitation personalised to the patient’s goals and needs.
Ross is now also using Telehealth and specialises in making home exercise programs designed at patient needs and goals.
His qualifications include Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates and Elite Strength training and much more.
Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).