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Melbourne Sports Therapy Specialists

What We Do

Solidus Health & Strength makes taking care of your body easy. Our expert therapists provide hands-on manual therapy and corrective exercises to keep you feeling better, longer.

Our expert therapists are here to help you feel your best live pain free recover from injuries

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Sports Physiotherapists in Melbourne

Have old or recent training injuries stopped you from performing at your absolute best? If yes, don’t let these setbacks be an excuse for failure. Get in touch with the team at Solidus and begin treatment today.

Our sports physios in Melbourne are dedicated to helping you enjoy your favourite activities, 100% injury-free. We perform a thorough assessment to establish the extent of the injury and provide you with a personalised treatment plan. Solidus’ experienced therapists work with the young and the elderly, using our skills to help you enjoy life and compete without pain.

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How can we help?

There is no one best method to treat an injury or pain. After we assess your body, we tailor your treatment based on your specific needs. This may be one or a combination of the services below:

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a form of physical therapy that deals with athlete injuries and performance-related problems. We aim to determine the cause of the damage and speed up recovery, performing an evidence-based approach that includes manual therapy, rehabilitation and strengthening exercises, and education.

Whether you’ve suffered a postural problem in your back, a knee injury during training, or you struggle with flexibility and coordination, we work to restore your body to full health. By the time your treatment is complete, you will be able to perform at the highest level and continue your sporting activities without pain.

EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

Our therapists are all licensed health care professionals who can diagnose what your body is telling you and provide treatment to help reduce pain, correct posture, decrease tension, and improve the way you move.

Meet the Team

What our Melbourne Sports Physios treat

Our team of sports physiotherapists in Melbourne have extensive knowledge in their respective fields and work with patients suffering from sports injuries at all levels. Below are the most common ailments we deal with:

  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Strains and sprains
  • Knee injuries and ACL rehab
  • Postural issues that bother athletes

We also provide prehabilitation programs for athletes to improve their posture and biomechanics, allowing them to train at a higher level, and avoid future injuries. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your core, increase your flexibility or fix an injury that has been nagging you, our sport’s physiotherapists can help.

What You Can Hope to Gain

As an athlete, one of your primary’s goals is to reach the top of your game. However, if you’re suffering from an injury or nagging pains, it can halt your training progress altogether. Seeking the services of a seasoned sports physiotherapist will help you reach your performance goals faster. At Solidus, we have worked with thousands of athletes to get their bodies in peak condition and intend to do the same for you. 

Here are a few of the benefits you can expect to gain from our treatment plans:

  • Pain-free movements while engaging in your sport
  • Optimal muscle strength and coordination
  • Improved performance
  • Rehabilitation from old injuries and postoperative care
  • Knowledge of biomechanics and how to improve posture
  • Speedy recovery with our personalised treatment plans

Our approach to Sports Physiotherapy

We understand it can be daunting to visit a physiotherapist for the first time, which is why we take our time to understand your injury and goals before developing a plan. The first step is to undergo an initial assessment of your injury, learning more about your medical history, the level of activity you engage in and how often you injure yourself.

After your consultation, we provide a variety of treatment techniques to ensure you experience relief from your pain. Some of these include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue therapy (e.g. Trigger point therapy)
  • Foam Roller exercises
  • Stretches
  • Advice to reduce future injuries
  • Exercises Prescription to enhance recovery

Sports Therapy Near Me

Our clinics are located in Clayton and Noble Park. If you're ready to elevate your body, click on the location that's closest to you, and we'll see you in our clinic soon.

5.0
Based on 36 reviews
I highly recommend booking an appointment with Solidus if you're looking to get back to sports or need someone to help with recovery post injury.Between Julius, Darryl and the rest of the team, they've helped me get back to playing competitive basketball post Achilles surgery and postpartum!Also the deep tissue massages👌They even accommodated when I had to bring my baby last minute.
Claire L.
Claire L.
04:08 22 Jul 22
Julius is the man! I have been hesitant to see a new health care professional after many years of sticking with one type. However, if you’re prone to injury like I have been and can’t seem to pinpoint why and how to help relieve and prevent it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julius and his abundance of knowledge and care for the practice and his patients. Amazing work bro! Thank you so much for correcting my rowing pattern and putting me on the better path towards recovery and more gains!
The M
The M
08:25 23 Jun 22
Julius is the man. He has fixed all of my niggling injuries I have had over the years and continues to assist in the elevation of my training techniques. Thank you king!
Ben S.
Ben S.
04:13 08 Jun 22
Absolutely lovely people and fixed all my problems
Andrew L.
Andrew L.
09:09 01 Jun 22
Simply the best. Solves issues that noone else does and is always so positive about the future
Linda G.
Linda G.
21:24 30 Mar 22
Saw Julius to help with my chronic lower back pain, he diagnosed my problem within 5mins into the consultation by observing me complete a few simple exercises. He was very knowledgeable and efficient, the explanations he gave were all in line with how I felt and he customised a exercise plan for me on the spot and went through it with me to ensure I was doing them correctly. Julius was very thorough and honest too! Honesty is something I highly appreciate since it is a rare trait to find in any profession, he even said I probably wont need another session with him unless something changes significantly (instead of lying and stating i'd need a few more sessions). Highly recommend.
Anna
Anna
10:22 10 Dec 21
Julius is a king. He’s helped me countless times with an involved and meticulous approach to improving my physical health.
Oliver G.
Oliver G.
05:50 09 Dec 21
I was referred to Darly at Solidus by a very good friend who had achieved incredible results.After my first consultation I knew I would be on the mend.I had suffered back pain for over 10 years and thought it was something I would just have to deal with for the rest of my life.It was so bad that I could not finish a back workout or do any form of slightly heavier deadlifting at all.After following Daryl’s guidance with new programming, simple movements daily, getting squat shoes and actually learning the deep mechanics of my body (having long legs and a shorter torso) I now have NO back pain after 10 years. He has actually changed my life.I also had issues with my shoulders which he has fixed. Don’t get me wrong… you need to put in the work and follow the steps he gives you to adapt and change (in my case anyway) but with consistency I am a new person and am truly so grateful I was introduced to him.The only thing that upsets me is that I didn’t meet Daryl sooner 🥺Highly recommended.. no question or doubt at all. He is a Powerlifter himself so has on field first hand experience which is beneficial if you also lift weights.10/10 on all aspects. Very friendly guy also and always walks me out the door rather than just waving goodbye after our sessions.
Johnny S.
Johnny S.
00:53 10 Nov 21
In the last 2 years Julius Gastar has brought a damaged sciatic nerve back to life and restored wasted muscles in hip, leg and foot. I can now walk and drive again, where I had been numb from waist to big toe. Julius is an amazing healer - he uses massage, exercise, mind/muscle training, and weight exercises and encouragement to achieve his goals. He also consults widely on specific problems and issues. He has been a life saver for me. I am 78 years old - others had given up on me! I am still getting better even 3 years after spinal surgery. Thank you Julius.
Irene D.
Irene D.
02:01 25 Oct 21
Three years ago I had decompression laminectopies L4 mainly. I was numb from waist to big toe because my sciatic nerve was squashed flat. About 2 years ago a friend recommended Julius as he had helped her when noone else could. Since then Julius has brought life back to muscles which had stopped working. I now have movement in my toes and i can walk and drive again. It has been massage, exercises, weights and lots of encouragement. He has become an expert in feet and researches every problem and issue. It has been a long journey but he has brought me back to life and living. Irene Daly
Irene D.
Irene D.
01:32 25 Oct 21
I’ve had chronic back pain since I was 17-18 (I am now 30) and just lived with it as any time I went to a doctor and was referred to a physio, it didn’t help long term. I however started seeing my cousin Julius for it for the last maybe 1-2 years, and his treatment has definitely helped reduced the pain - some days I have none at all and it lasts for weeks or so which is a rarity! Daryl has also trained me and he is great as well !! Highly recommended!!
Jamila G.
Jamila G.
23:50 28 Jul 21
I was recommended by a friend to see Julius due to on-going hip issues which had been impacting my training for a while. I had seen many healthcare professionals in the past and Julius has been the only person who is able to fix me! Julius is super knowledgeable and has helped remarkably with any pain or injury I have, as well as with my mobility and form which has enabled me to significantly progress in my training. They are also super genuine people who truely care about your health and well-being, and can't thank Julius enough for his on-going encouragement and support. Would highly recommend!
Kimberly P.
Kimberly P.
08:05 28 Jul 21
I saw Julius for some back pain that I've had for years, and it's recently flared up. He diagnosed the problem near instantly, and gave me the corrective exercises to go home with. It's been a few weeks since seeing Julius, and years of back pain have all disappeared.Can't thank you enough. High recommended!!
Rocky V.
Rocky V.
02:58 25 Jun 21
Both Darryl and Julius are fantastic! Teaching me things I didn't know about my body while increasing my shoulder mobility and stability. 10/10 would recommend.
Brendon I.
Brendon I.
23:09 01 Mar 21
Julius and Daryl are extremely friendly and are two absolute experts in their field who have come together to bring amazing service. Their quality of work is exceptional and it is very evident that they take great pride in what they do and truly care about the health and wellbeing of their clients. I have seen Julius a handful of times over the past few years and he has always ensured that I am back to my healthy and fully mobile self in no time at all through his myotherapy and coaching/exercise expertise. These gentlemen are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet and I cannot recommend them enough!
Sean
Sean
08:59 16 Jan 21
Was recommended to see Julius by a friend as I've recently been battling with injuries that have flared up due to WFH. I'd never seen a myotherapist before so I was a bit nervous but Julius put me at ease right away and walked me through both my injuries clearly so I understood what was causing it and gave me simple exercises I could do at home to strengthen the muscles I was wearing out to avoid further injury and reverse the damage I'd done to myself. Overall a great experience!
Janette Lam S.
Janette Lam S.
08:11 03 Oct 20
I came into the clinic with a janky hip and unstable squat form.Julius has been able to guide me through the corrective measures to get me back into tip-top form.His methodical approach, mixed with firm rooted knowledge has helped repair my weight lifting foundations (am now well acquainted with the Bulagarian Split Squat :( )Fingers crossed for that 140kg deadlift.
Sophie S.
Sophie S.
08:15 28 Jul 20
I like how deep he can go. Those stretches and massages always hit the spot.
Elvis P.
Elvis P.
02:46 24 Jul 20
Felt so comfortable here thanks so much to Julius for taking care of me and my wife !
thai D.
thai D.
14:18 20 Jun 20
These guys are absolutely VITAL to maintaining my health. Super informative, and super supportive. I love that my recovery is not simply based on being treated, it's checking in with me between treatments as well as communicating with my Coach @ Jkingfit so that my maintenance is ongoing and proactive and not simply when I'm feeling sore.
Tina D.
Tina D.
06:19 16 Jun 20
Julius is incredibly knowledgeable and the treatment is always five stars. I’ve been seeing Julius for approximately two years and his services have never faltered. I see him for all my injuries and general body aches. He always gives strategies to improve my athlete technique. I can’t recommend him enough! If you’re looking to heal new or old injuries or just improve your physical technique I would look no further than Solidus!
Monique V.
Monique V.
05:47 16 Jun 20
The team at Solidus are fantastic and are the best I've been to. They genuinely care about keeping you in the best shape possible. They're great at explaining what's happened and how to maintain yourself long term.
Dee M.
Dee M.
19:41 20 Feb 20
Extremely professional team who, not only know their stuff, but also make it fun! It’s clear that Julius and Daryl are passionate about what they do and really want to make difference in people’s lives, which I very much appreciate. Highly recommend!
Snitta K.
Snitta K.
23:47 09 Jan 20
Well explained knowledge and gets straight to the point. Highly recommended!
Brian T.
Brian T.
05:05 09 Jan 20
I went to Solidus Health & Strength because I hit a plateau in my normal gym routine. Julius went through my form and helped me improve in the smaller details, which helped me progress significantly.He's now working with me on improving my core strength and general athleticism to help me with injury prevention.I Would recommend Solidus to anyone who wants to get to that next level.
Claire L.
Claire L.
07:19 01 Jan 20
Julius and Daryl are friendly and knowledgeable. Julius has treated me for various injuries and has helped me to continue to train around pain and smash PB's. He is a great motivator and has taught me to move well, lift well and live well.
huong N.
huong N.
10:54 18 Dec 19
Knowledgeable, good music. Great clinic !
Peter S.
Peter S.
08:05 07 Dec 19
He is soo good. I had a stiff neck, shoulder and back for the last two weeks. But he massageed and taught me some exercises and fixed me today. highly recommend !! Thank you
Sia S.
Sia S.
08:27 30 Nov 19
Julius and Daryl have taught me with so many skills in managing my own health. They deliver so much more than just hands on work. Julius has taught me practical skills in correcting my posture and Daryl has given me the confidence to squat and deadlift safe and effectively. I am moving and feeling the best I have in years, couldn’t thank them enough.
Nicole C.
Nicole C.
22:03 28 Nov 19
Julius and the team were so professional and friendly while treating me! His ability to explain why I'm feeling sore and then how to not only fix it but stop coming back is why I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Vince Z.
Vince Z.
06:44 28 Nov 19
As a Myotherapist myself I am always quite picky with who I see. Julius has been my Myo for years. Not only personally but if I ever have patients who I am unable to help I will always advise them to go see Julius.His professionalism, knowledge and personal approach are second to none in the industry.
Spencer R.
Spencer R.
04:08 28 Nov 19
Julius has treated me multiple times and gave me great exercises to be able to perform at a greater level. His expertise is second to none. Thank you for your help!
Pania E.
Pania E.
00:26 28 Nov 19
Julius is a talented and experience myo with exceptional professionalism. Giving great treatment and knowledgeable advice on exercises to assist with the recovery and strengthening. I had injured my shoulder from jiu jitsu training. After a few sessions with Julius, I was back on the mat and training again. He has my full trust, and will definitely go back.
Duy C.
Duy C.
23:35 27 Nov 19
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FAQs

When should I see a sports physio?

Whether you’ve had surgery and need rehab or have an acute or chronic injury, it’s essential to consult a physiotherapist as soon as possible. Remember that even the smallest injuries can significantly impact your performance if left untreated.

Do sports physios treat injuries caused in the gym?

Weight training is a form of physical activity since it requires you to use and overload your muscles. Therefore, if you have an injury caused by weight training, our sports physio can help you recover and avoid these same issues. We’ll assess your movement patterns and help you develop safer techniques to avoid future problems.

What will be discussed in our first consultation?

Once we’re working together, the first step is to undergo an initial assessment of your injury. Your consultation will generally include the following:

  • Questions about your age, physical activity and current treatment methods
  • An evaluation of the area causing you trouble
  • A discussion on your current training regime
  • Your symptoms and their impact on performance
  • What you hope to get out of the treatment

Our therapists will then conduct a thorough examination of your injury, considering the history you provide us with along with your current training routine. We then explain our findings in simple terms so you can understand the nature of your injury and treat them with various types of physiotherapy.

How long does it take for sports physio exercises to work?

It depends on the severity of your damage, but it generally takes 6-8 weeks to finish treatment for soft tissue injuries. Chronic injuries, however, usually take over eight weeks. Our dedicated sports physio will track your progress week by week to ensure you get the best results.

How long does a sports physio session last?

Treatment sessions usually last 30-60 minutes. This also gives you the time to ask your questions and get answers to understand your injury and treatment plan better.

Can a sports physio improve performance?

Yes, our physiotherapists can recognise biomechanical issues that could be affecting your performance. Whether your training technique requires a few tweaks or an old injury is causing you trouble, we will guide you to the best outcome.

Should I go to a physio over a doctor?

If you’ve been injured, the proper treatment will speed up your recovery and enable you to get back to training asap. In many cases, a physiotherapist will treat you as soon as you present your symptoms, targeting the route of the problem. A doctor, meanwhile, may prescribe medication or recommend you to a specialist.

What is the difference between a Sports Physio and an Osteopath?

Sports physiotherapy works to improve the way your muscles, bones and joints work in unison for your chosen sport. It also treats acute and chronic injuries related to your sport. Osteopathy, meanwhile, helps to detect, treat and avoid health problems by looking at your entire body and how its structure affects movement and general health.

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