Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
Acupuncture encompasses an holistic view of the body through the prisms of the meridian, neurological and fascial systems. We use high quality very fine, single use sterile disposable needles. This often in combination with moxibustion (the application of burning mugwort), manual therapy (fascial and other soft tissue releases and joint mobilisation).
Physiotherapists use acupuncture to relieve pain for a number of conditions:
• Back pain and sciatica
• Migraine and headache
• Muscular and joint pain
• Whiplash injury and neck pain
Trigger point dry needling is the use of thin acupuncture needles to deactivate and desensitise myofascial trigger points. Myofascial pain syndrome is a condition where the muscle produces local and referred pain. The primary goal of dry needling is to desensitise supersensitive structures and to restore motion and function. This technique stimulates a healing response to reduce pain and dysfunction. Conditions treated with dry needling include orthopaedic rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Clinical Exercise Class
Clinical Exercise Classes are an exercise program that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving posture, flexibility and agility. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and your mind. Many of the exercises utilise specifically designed exercise apparatus that provide graduated resistance to movement.
The outcome of a regular Clinical Exercise Class is a balanced body that is strong and flexible.
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient may be presenting. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
Psychologists rely on scientific research to provide the best treatment for a problem. As well as diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders (e.g., Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Neurological Movement Disorder, Bi-Polar, Social Anxiety), Psychologists also assist with general health and well-being issues (e.g., grief, relationship issues, bullying, and workplace/study stress). In rehabilitation Psychologists are frequently utilised for pain management, as well as therapy for psychological adjustment to temporary and/or permanent changes that occur due to both physical and psychological injury.
A Podiatrist is a specially trained health profession who deals with the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists are trained to manage conditions such as bone & joint disorders such as arthritis, soft tissue and muscular conditions, as well as circulatory and neurological diseases.
Podiatrists are able to assist and manage most complications affecting the lower limb. They are also highly skilled and play an important role in managing diabetic foot complications, skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, fungal infections and sporting injuries.