Stephen Valassakis: Your Trusted Brisbane City Physiotherapist

When it comes to your physical well-being, finding a skilled and experienced Brisbane City Physiotherapist is essential. Someone who listens to your needs, understands the intricacies of the human body and can help you recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve your overall quality of life.

This month Activate Health & Fitness welcomes our newest addition to the team, Stephen Valassakis. Stephen is a highly regarded Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in treating everyone from corporate professionals right through to elite athletes. Returning from a professional career in the UK where he worked with some of England’s top athletes in Premier League Football Clubs and in private practice, Stephen is excited to be working back in his hometown to provide expert physiotherapy and care to the Brisbane City community.

About Stephen Valassakis, Physiotherapist

Stephen has always been interested in the human body, performance and injury. Completing an Undergraduate Honours degree in Sports Therapy and a Masters in Physiotherapy in the UK, he has provided treatment and rehabilitation for clients in both Australia and the UK.

Following graduation, Stephen embarked on a professional journey that allowed him to gain valuable experience in a variety of clinical and elite sports settings. He worked at Burnley Football Club (Premier League), Salford City Football Club (English Football League), Oldham Athletic Football Club (English Football League & National League) and more recently at Tranmere Rovers Football Club as the Head Physiotherapist. He also has experience in professional Rugby League in the UK along with working with semi-professional athletes of various sports codes both in Australia and the UK. During his time in elite sport, Stephen developed specific injury assessment, treatment, specialised rehabilitation and return-to-performance protocols to ensure his clients could return from injury in prime physical condition. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer for universities and private education providers on a variety of topics.

Stephen continues to hone his skills and expand his knowledge in the field, having previously completed specific training on manual therapy and mobilisations, applications of kinesiology tape along with sports massage therapy techniques. He is currently completing his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) qualification with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, looking to enhance rehabilitation and return to performance techniques.

How Our Physiotherapist Can Help You

Stephen Valassakis's expertise extends to a wide range of conditions and injuries. Whether you're an athlete recovering from a sports-related injury, an individual seeking relief from chronic pain, someone in need of post-operative rehabilitation, or looking to prevent injury, Stephen has the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey to recovery.

Here are some of the conditions Stephen specialises in treating at our Brisbane City Physiotherapy clinic:

Sports Injuries: As a highly experienced sports physiotherapist, Stephen understands the unique demands athletes face and can provide tailored rehabilitation plans for a variety of sports-related injuries, including:

  • Ankle ligament/joint injuries
  • Tendon Injuries (e.g. Achilles Tendinopathy)
  • Golfers & tennis elbow
  • Complex hamstring muscle & muscle-tendon tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Hip & groin acute and overuse injuries
  • Knee injuries including multi-structure injury
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal and sacroiliac joint pain

Musculoskeletal Disorders: Whether you're dealing with back pain, neck pain, arthritis, or any other musculoskeletal condition, Stephen employs evidence-based techniques and works with you to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and improve your overall musculoskeletal health in accordance with your goals.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: Following surgery, rehabilitation is crucial for a successful recovery. Stephen works closely with patients to develop personalised rehabilitation programs, promoting healing, and restoring function after surgeries such as hip/knee joint replacements, ligament repairs, complex muscle and tendon repairs or spinal procedures.

Chronic Pain Management: Chronic pain can significantly impact your daily life. Stephen takes a holistic approach to manage chronic pain, combining manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, and education to empower patients and improve their quality of life.

Injury Prevention Plans: Prevention is always better than cure. Whether you are a footballer trying prevent hamstring injuries, or a weekend runner looking to prevent ankle/knee pain, Stephen can work with you to develop specific individualised prevention and strengthening programs to maximise your performance and reduce injury risk.

Stephen Valassakis is a physiotherapist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his practice. His dedication to patient care, continuous learning, and specialisation in treating a wide range of conditions make him a trusted expert in the field of physiotherapy. If you're seeking professional guidance to recover from an injury, manage chronic pain, or enhance your physical well-being, Stephen is the skilled Brisbane physio that you can rely on.

Remember - your body deserves the best care, and Stephen Valassakis is here to help you activate your health & fitness.

If you need to see a physiotherapist in the Brisbane CBD, our experts can help you. Don't put up with pain, book your appointment today.

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