Sports Medicine Institute is proud to be one of the leading physiotherapy services in Miranda and the Sutherland Shire, with a focus on sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post-operative management and workplace injuries.


Brendon Ford

B App Sc (Exercise & Sports Science), M Phty, M Phil (Medicine)



Tom Stretton

B Ex Sci (Rehab), M Phty

Physiotherapist/Exercise Physiologist


Devlin Malone

B App Sci (Ex Phys), M Phty

Physiotherapist/Exercise Physiologist

Hayden Garner

BExSSc, MPhty, MMuscPhysio


The physiotherapists at Sports Medicine Institute use a hands-on, one-on-one approach when assessing and treating patients to ensure we treat the cause of the problem. They are committed to providing the latest, evidence-based techniques and work closely with the team of doctors and other practitioners within Sports Medicine Institute to achieve the best possible outcome.

Physiotherapy is a treatment option that improves the condition of the affected muscle, nerves, tendons and joints. At Sports Medicine Institute our physiotherapists assess and treat patients with a “hands-on” approach. They are committed to delivering the highest standard of evidence-based therapy, whilst working closely alongside a team of expertise specialists and allied health practitioners.

We use a wide variety of techniques to ensure that the body performs optimally. They improve the healing process, reduce pain and stiffness, and prevent the recurrence of future pain and disorders through rehabilitation. This can include: exercises, strengthening, core stability and restoring motor control patterns.

Do you need physiotherapy?

  • Sports injuries
  • Painful conditions, e.g. arthritis
  • Back and neck pain, including sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Pain from overuse, such as tennis elbow and shoulder impingement
  • Work related injuries and rehabilitation
  • Injuries in children
  • Motor control, including core stability

Treatment may include:

  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Soft tissue massage and release
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling and acupuncture
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Taping and bracing
  • Heat
  • Stretching, strengthening and stabilizing exercises
  • Education about our condition and how to best manage symptoms
  • Motor control assessment via real time ultrasound or EMG biofeedback

If you have suffered a workplace or sports-related injury which has left you restricted by pain and disability, not allowing you to perform at your peak, then our team of physiotherapists can help you. Our physiotherapists are trained to work with you to construct an effective management plan to get you back to your most valued tasks as soon as possible.

What to expect

Your physiotherapist will take the time to listen to you story and identify the root cause of your problem allowing an accurate diagnosis. We then work with you to develop a rehabilitation pathway to recovery which fits with your preferences and tailored to achieving your goals.

Our physiotherapists provide one-on-one care, utilising a combination of both manual and active rehabilitative strategies to ensure you get back to your best in the fastest time possible.

How physiotherapy works

Physiotherapy combines a variety of treatment techniques to target your specific impairments related directly to your complaint. Physiotherapy is based on treatments that have been validated by research or extensive clinical experience in managing your complaints.

Physiotherapy vs. massage therapy

Physiotherapy includes the benefits of massage therapy in terms of hands-on treatment targeted at pain relief but additionally gives you active strategies to aid recovery and prevent future injury/pain.

Types of physiotherapy

We offer a wide range of physiotherapy services, tailored to your unique situation. Some of our treatments include:

  • Exercise prescription
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Manual Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Taping & bracing
  • Biomechanical Analysis

No matter your treatment plan, our physiotherapists will provide extensive education about your condition, symptom management and effective exercises. They will also address any questions or concerns you may have.