Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy aims to restore normal movement and function in patients who are suffering from an injury, health condition or disability. We use proven techniques to reduce pain, improve movement, improve quality of life and maximize performance. Our physiotherapists will utilize their in-depth knowledge of how the body works to assess your condition and come up with the best treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. We are also well equipped to provide information on the prevention of injury. Physiotherapy is a cost effective treatment compared to many other treatments available, and can even help to reduce medications, reduce the risk of re-injury and help you avoid surgery.

For sports injuries, your treatment may involve looking at how your muscles work together to achieve a certain movement pattern, e.g. throwing. Often, there are predisposing factors that can lead to injury, such as decreased strength around the hips in runners, poor core strength in cyclists, decreased flexibility of the shoulder in weightlifters, and poor proprioception in netball players. If you and your physio fail to identify these factors during your rehabilitation from injury, then the risk of re-injury can be much higher. Our physios are passionate about identifying these factors early on, giving you the tools to become an even better athlete when you recover from injury.

Our physiotherapists are also very well equipped to deal with both acute and chronic spinal pain. Acute back or neck pain can feel very disabling in the initial stages, and we will work with you and your GP if needed to reduce your pain levels and allow a return to normal activities as soon as possible. There is a large amount of research available to show that early interventions such as physiotherapy can greatly reduce the amount of time of work and sport in patients with acute low back and neck pain. Our physios strive to stay up to date with this current research so you know you will be in the best hands. We employ several strategies to deal with chronic low back pain and we like to stress that it is never too late to attempt to improve your pain levels and function. Our physios have the ability to refer you for Xrays and ultrasounds if needed, or to refer you to an orthopaedic specialist if this is indicated.

Please see our Patient Information section for more information on different conditions that we see at the clinic.