Physiotherapy and Accredited Exercise Physiology
1. Physiotherapy Services
Physiotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of injuries and physical conditions. Physiotherapists are experts in the field of movement analysis.
They look at the entire person with the aim of alleviating pain, restoring normal movement and providing long term solutions to musculoskeletal problems.
Your initial physiotherapy session is typically a 30-minute consultation involving both assessment and treatment, including:
- documenting a full history of your problem and medical history;
- performing a physical examination of the area involved;
- explaining your problem and treatment options; and
- discussing and commencing a treatment plan.
Should physiotherapy be inappropriate or your physiotherapist feel further investigation is required they will inform you of the best course of action and if necessary arrange onward referral.
Please feel free to bring a partner or friend along to accompany or chaperone you during your visits.
Follow up Treatment – Your Treatment Plan
Follow up treatments are typically 30-minute sessions, although extended sessions are available if needed. The number of treatments you require will depend on your condition and your physiotherapist will discuss this at your initial appointment. We will always tell you what the optimal or most appropriate course of Physiotherapy is, based on current evidence and research.
The clinic specialises in the correction of movement problems and we use a combination of manual therapy and hands on treatment with structured exercises and practical advice. The range of treatment modalities we use include:
- Manual therapy, and joint mobilization
- Massage and Myofascial techniques
- Taping including kinesiology and traditional tape
- Dry needling, and
- Strength and Conditioning
2. Exercise Physiology services
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is an allied health professional specifically trained to develop and implement exercise and lifestyle interventions to aid in the prevention and management of chronic disease or injury.
What to expect from an Exercise Physiology session?
A typical session will involve a discussion in which the Exercise Physiologist will assess your current medical history, medications, physical limitations and barriers to exercise. It provides an opportunity for your Exercise Physiologist to get to know you on a more personal level and evaluate your goals to improve your health.
Concerns that may benefit from an exercise physiology session include exercise programs:
· to aid management of diabetes,
· for recovery / prevention of a cardiac episode,
· to improve strength and range of motion pre- or post-joint replacement surgery,
· during or following cancer treatment,
· for bone health, or
· to aid with weight management.