Physical Performers

Pole Dancers, Aerialists, Hand-Balancers, Contortionists.


We Understand Your Needs!

Are You Sick of Health Professionals Not Getting Your Sport?
Are You Over being told “You should Stop” doing the sports You Love?
Are You Tired of “Feeling Broken” all the time?

Imagine how Wonderful it would be if You Could

Dead Lift confidently Without Pain?
Train Freely Without Worrying about Aggravating Your Old Injury?
Get through Comp Training without “Breaking”?

Circus, Pole, and Aerial Arts are super Fun and tremendous ways to get Fit and Strong, the Sense of Achievement You get when You nail a trick You didn’t think You could do is Amazing, not to mention the wonderfully supportive environment it is known for. Despite all the Positives, the reality is that they are Very Physically Demanding activities and Injuries are Common.

Common Injuries in Pole Dance and Circus Aerials:

Rotator cuff Tendinopathy
Shoulder Impingement
Neck Pain
Nerve Irritation (Pain, Pins and Needles, Numbness Radiating from Your Neck to Your Hand)
Tennis Elbow
Wrist Strains
Forearm Compartment Syndrome
Invert Ribs
Hip Impingement
Back Strain
Hip & Groin Pain

Why are Injuries so Common in Circus, Pole, and Aerial Arts?

1. Doing Too Much Too Soon
Training at High Intensity and High Volume are NOT a problem, HOW YOU GET THERE IS!
Your body is Robust and Strong and can be trained to do amazing things, however, doing Too Much Too Soon and Not having Adequate Rest are Sure-Fire ways to OVERLOAD of Your tissues.
When You Load Your tissues Beyond their Capacity and Tolerance, structures, e.g. Tendons and Bursa, become Sensitised and Painful.
Further, Physical Loading is “calculated” over a 5-week period, this is why Your Pain and Injuries seem to come on “for No Apparent Reasons” and Resting it for A Week or Two Don’t Work either.
2. Being Under Prepared
Not Being Ready is as much of a Problem as Doing Too Much Too Soon. Not only do You need Adequate Strength to execute a trick, You Must also have Good Body Awareness and Control to do a trick Safely. Attempting tricks Before You are Ready for them Typically results in Pain and Injuries.

In Pole Dance, the most Common Examples of Injuries resulting from Not Being Ready are:

1. Basic Invert
Inverting Without Adequate Strength and Control commonly result in Rib Injuries.
2. Using a grip Your Shoulders are NOT Ready for
Twisty Grip, Iguana Grip, All Behind-the-back Grips.

The KEY in managing Overload Injuries is to find the Balance between Doing Enough to Maintain Your Conditioning but Not Too Much to Hinder Your Recovery process, or Worse, Continually Aggravating Your injury.

What Can Physio Do For You?

Physios are Experts in Musculoskeletal conditions and are Highly Skilled in Treating Overload Injuries which mean we can:
1. Assess and Diagnose Your Problems.
2. Prescribe and Teach You the Best Exercises to Overcome Your Problems and also to Prevent Recurrences.
3. Teach you Load Management strategies so You Learn how much You Can Do and What To Avoid, and for How long to avoid during Your Recovery Process.

Our Principal Physio not only is a highly experienced Physiotherapist, she is also “The Pole Physio”.

She was the Official Physio for the International Pole Championships (IPC) from 2010 to 2013 and has worked with many of your Favourite Pole Champions. Now You Can have her as Your Physio, too.

We are centrally located in South Brisbane and have a range of appointment times available which means You can get Better Properly Today!