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Sports Physio Brisbane

Liza Devlin has built a reputation as being one of the leading Sports Physio specialists in the greater Brisbane region.

Liza specialises in lower limb injuries that commonly occur in recreational athletes and in particular long distance runners. Liza also has extensive experience in the treatment of conditions and injuries obtained in contact and collision sports (such as Rugby Union, Rugby League and Soccer). Liza became an APA Sports Physiotherapist after completing her Masters and then went on to successfully complete the arduous specialisation exams with the Australian College of Physiotherapists, which earnt her Fellowship. Liza has been a facilitator, which is like a tutor, for the Australian College of Physiotherapists working with cohorts of APA Sports Physiotherapists from Queensland and from Canberra whilst they undertook their specialisation training programme to become Specialist Sports Physiotherapists. She is now assisting in the development of new Facilitators and consulting to the Australian College of Physiotherapists Board of Censors.

You might need to see our Specialist Sports Physio, Liza, if you have had a condition for a long time, if you have seen other Physios or other Practitioners and not had success, or if you have multiple conditions that seem related for example foot pain, pulled hamstring, neck pain and knee pain.


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What To Do Immediately After A Sports Injury

For urgent matters, call 07 3511 6352 rather than emailing the practice. But call 000 in a medical emergency. 

Endeavour to get a diagnosis as quickly as possible – try to make the next available physio appointment. If it is painful to bear weight on the injury – don’t.

Ice with a covering to protect your skin can be used for pain relief but if the ice seems to make it worse cease and tell your physio when you see them. A compression bandage may be useful depending on the type of injury. This should be firm and not tight. Your physio can provide you with a special type of compression bandage that is easy to apply, called Tubigrip. You might be taped up to protect the injury or prescribed a splint, a sling, or crutches depending on the injury. Your physio will decide whether you should have X-rays or other investigations or scans.

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What Sports Injuries Do You See?

The physios at Paddington Physiotherapy have all worked with many different types of athletes and on the sideline at many different sports as well as all having an active background of personally participating in lots of sports. We have been involved in the provision of onsite medical coverage in and around Brisbane for rugby union, rugby league, soccer, AFL, volleyball, hockey, rodeo, touch football, rugby referees, rugby union referees, AFL umpires, gridiron, waterpolo, triathlon, distance running, athletics…

In the clinic we manage injuries of distance runners, sprinters, football players from all codes including gridiron, hockeyplayers, volleyballers, softballers, teeballers, baseballers, tennis players, swimmers, golfers, martial arts… We also see injuries from performance athletes, singers, violinists, drummers, dancers, pianists, pole dancers and circus performers.

Common sports Injuries that we manage include:
  • Tendinopathies
  • Hamstring strains
  • Corks, haematomas
  • Sprained ankles
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee injuries ACL anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, meniscus
  • Hip / groin pain
  • Calf strains
  • Achilles tendon


Sports Physiotherapy For ALL People

By applying the principles of Sports Physiotherapy to our management of all people we get faster results for our patients. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete or just trying to be more agile in getting up out of an armchair. The age range that we see is from babies right through to elderly patients, with the most common range between 17 years and 80 years old. We help our patients to become active again.

The benefits of effective sports physio can help in so many ways including:
  • Resolve chronic or recurrent injuries and prevent further injury
  • Optimise your return to daily activities and sport after injury
  • Enhance your sports technique and sporting performance
  • Increase your muscle control flexibility, and strength


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Relieve your pain – achieve your goals!
See One Of Our Qualified Sport Physios Today.

Call the team at Paddington Physiotherapy today on 07 3511 6352, or complete the booking form to get started.

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What Do I See A Sports Physio For?

Resolve chronic or recurrent injuries and prevent further injury

Optimise your return to daily activities and sport after injury

Increase your muscle control flexibility, and strength

Enhance your sports technique and sporting performance