Physiotherapy

Our experienced team of physiotherapists will assess, treat and manage any of your musculoskeletal complaints. We treat the cause of your problems, not just the symptoms.

We complement our ‘hands on’ treatment with detailed and individualised exercise programs designed to get you better quickly and ensure you stay better!

For those who suffer from chronic conditions, we educate you and empower you to self-manage your injury:  long-term success is about constant management and we will support you on this journey.

Following a detailed initial assessment, your therapist will email you a comprehensive Physiotherapy Management Plan. This will include a provisional diagnosis, causative factors for the presenting problem, a plan to help address the key issues and a plan for the initial period of rehabilitation. In addition to this, we utilise the world leading and best practice program PhysiApp to deliver your tailored exercise program directly to your smartphone or tablet.

Our expert team can assist you in any of the following areas:

Sport Injuries

Sport injuries

Our team of therapists have a strong grounding in the treatment of acute and chronic sporting injuries. Trained and mentored by practice owners, Eddie and Steve, who have over 30 years combined experience working in elite level sports, all our therapists are at the cutting edge of the latest advancements in treatment and injury management of sports related injuries.

Sports injuries can include either acute injuries resulting in strains, tears, 

fractures or bruising, or overuse injuries such as inflammation, tendinitis, and muscle spasm.

Early and accurate diagnosis is essential in these cases to direct appropriate management. Where necessary our therapists will refer you on to the appropriate practitioners for further examination or investigations such as MRI scan, X-Ray, Ultrasound, etc. We also work closely with an exclusive network of Sports Physicians and specialists to ensure the best advice and outcomes for all our clients.

Our therapists will also outline a detailed sports-specific program to restore full mobility, strength and control to the injured limb as well as progression through specific drills required to ensure the seamless return to your sporting activities without any further symptoms or relapse of your injury.

Neck & Back Pain

Neck & Back Pain

Neck and back pain continue to be one of the most common physical complaints in modern society and one of the biggest causes of absenteeism and disability. Unfortunately, many still don’t understand this condition and how to manage it, as well as the role that a physiotherapist can play to help treat and manage your symptoms.

Our therapists will apply specific physiotherapy treatments to relieve your neck or back pain and furthermore will teach you how to look after your back during every day life to prevent any future episodes. This may include posture education, retraining lifting techniques, or managing work and training loads. An individually prescribed strength and core stability program will further help to protect your spine against the rigors of our daily lives.

Post Operative Rehabilitation

POST OPERATIVE REHABILITATION

Following any orthopaedic procedure a guided rehabilitation program is crucial to a successful outcome. Whether it is a knee reconstruction, or hip replacement, our physiotherapists will work to help avoid any potential complications post-op and to guide you towards returning to your everyday activities as quickly and safely as possible.

We will work with you closely, along with your GP and specialist, to achieve a holistic assessment and integrated treatment regime dedicated to maximising your recovery. We will set goals specific to your rehabilitation program and these will vary depending on your needs – whether it is to return to high-level sports or simply achieving a successful return to work, home and recreational activities.

Dry Needling

DRY NEEDLING

This is an increasingly popular modality in the physiotherapy field which is very effective in treating an array of acute and chronic conditions. Dry needling involves inserting sterile acupuncture needles into sensitive ‘trigger points’ in muscles. It can be helpful in releasing chronically tight muscles and muscles in spasm 

which in turn helps to relieve pain and restore normal function. The technique should not be confused with acupuncture in that it is based on western anatomy and medicine and not Chinese medicine. Our experienced physiotherapists will assess your injury and determine whether dry needling can assist in your recovery.

Work Related Injuries & Third Party

Work related injuries & third party

Workplace injuries are very common and may be debilitating. They can occur as a result of a fall or incident but quite often are due to overuse and the repetitive nature of one’s work. 

Our physiotherapists are very experienced in not only rehabilitating your injuries but in advising 

you on the correct work strategies and exercises to ensure a safe and durable return to work.

All our therapists are WorkCover approved. As part of managing your injuries, we will work closely with your treating doctor, insurance case managers and employers to help streamline the return to work process. Our management may also require a worksite visit and ergonomic assessment.

Our sister company – In Touch Physiotherapy – has provided onsite physiotherapy and injury services to various organisations around Australia including one of Australia’s most iconic brands Qantas. For further information about some of our workplace services visit the In Touch Physiotherapy website.

Pre-Employment Screening

Pre-Employment Screening

As more people work longer and under more pressure, it is becoming essential for employers that the right people are being recruited to enter their workforce.

Pre-employment functional assessments should be an integral component of any recruitment strategy and has been proven to be a leading injury prevention solution. Our pre-employment screening reduces the incidence and severity of injuries in your workplace by matching the physical demands of the job with the physical capabilities of the employee. Our testing of physical capabilities includes:

  • Functional capacity and lifting tolerance
  • Lifting technique/work postures
  • General mobility and strength
  • Aerobic fitness
  • Identification of risk factors for injury and also pre-existing conditions

For further information about Pre-employment screening and some of our other workplace services please visit the In Touch Physiotherapy website.

 

Athletic Screening

Athletic Screening

The aim of athletic screening is to assess recovery from any previous injury, to assess the presence of any known risk factors for future injury as well as assessing key competencies which allow for elite athletic performance.

Our practice owners and head physiotherapists have worked 

 

at the highest levels of professional sport allowing us to be at the forefront of athletic screening. Our screening protocols are designed to be specific to your individual sport. Based on our findings we will design a program to address any deficiencies in order to limit or avoid injuries and to help you excel and reach your full potential in your chosen field.

Exercise Prescription

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Following on from our specific and detailed screening, whether it is for your chosen field of work or sport, a tailored exercise program is the most important component to help prevent injury and help you achieve your maximum potential.

Following any injury exercise therapy is a key component of rehabilitation and helps to prevent the re-occurrence of that injury. Our therapists will also outline a detailed and specific program to restore full mobility, control and strength to the injured limb as well as the fitness required to ensure the seamless return to your normal activities.