Physiotherapy

General Physiotherapy

Also known as musculoskeletal physiotherapy; this involves treating injuries that are encountered in everyday life. This includes:

  • Spinal pain e.g. lower back pain due to disc injury
  • Repetitive strain injuries e.g. elbow pain due to computer work (tennis elbow)
  • Chronic overload injuries e.g. shouder bursitis and/or rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Postural abnormalities causing pain e.g. poor neck and shoulder posture when sitting
  • Headache caused by stiffness in the neck joints (cervico-genic headache)
  • Workplace injuries
  • TAC injuries (car accidents)

A large proportion of musculoskeletal injuries can occur without a preceding event; they feel like they just occur slowly overtime. It is the physio's job to, not only treat the pain, but also to determine what caused this injury and how to prevent it happening again. This may involve strengthening weak muscles stretching tight muscles/joints, retraining posture etc...

Sports Physiotherapy

A sports physiotherapist is a specialist in all things to do with sports injuries. This includes:

  • Sports specific rehabilitation post injury,
  • Recovery techniques post game,
  • Pre-game warm up strategies
  • Preseason screening and injury prevention strategies
  • Advanced sports taping techniques
  • Sports massage and myofacial release

The types of injuries treated include:

  • Muscle strains e.g. hamstring strains
  • Tendon injuries e.g. Achilles tendinopathy
  • Joint injuries e.g. hip impingement (femoral acetabular impingement)
  • Ligament sprains e.g. lateral ankle sprains
  • Rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery e.g. ACL reconstruction

The goal of treatment and rehabilitation is to return you to the sports field as quickly and as safely as possible with strategies that prevent injury recurrence.

Peri-natal (Pregnancy) Physiotherapy

Pregnancy comes with a number of challenges, including pain. The most common areas of pain during pregnancy are:

  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain

This can be caused for a variety of reasons including increased joint loosness (laxity) due to hormonal changes, changes in body composition as the baby grows, weakness through the deep abdominals and pelvic floor mucles, weakness around the lower back and hip muscles ect.

 

After pregnancy it is also common to develop:

  • Shoulder and arm pain associated with carrying an ever growing baby
  • Neck pain associated with breast feeding

Your physiotherapist will guide you through a tailored treatment plan which may include Clinical Pilates. This will assist in improving your muscle strength in order to keep up with the demands of pregnancy and a growing baby.

 

 

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