How Our Oldest Physician Based Practice Works Today
Since 460Bc, physician’s have been practicing physiotherapy. Thanks to continuous research and development of different methods and techniques, we are learning more and more about what works best for different people and injuries or disabilities. While there are many options out there for physiotherapy, the best therapists will take the time to assess not only your physical status, but also what your end goal is. As the top therapists in the region, our team helps clients such as yourself who are affected by a range of ailments from disabilities, illnesses, or injuries.
While many people are aware of specialties such as sports physiotherapy and perhaps neurological dysfunction therapy, you may be surprised at what some of the other focuses are. How we help ranges from giving advice to education and exercise, to soft tissue techniques and manual joint therapy Each program is specialised for everyone to help better understand your condition and improve your quality of life. Specialties include:
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Plastic Surgery
Choosing the right treatment
Depending on your reason for seeing a physiotherapist, there may be a few different options for your treatment plan. Our team of highly trained professionals are here to help you find the perfect path for your journey into healing your body and understanding its needs better. From treatments such as musculoskeletal physiotherapy, to more intense programs for sports physiotherapy, we provide hands-on therapy to take you from treatment to the gym and get you back to living your life.
Range of Motion
While rest is great for the body, after a period you’ll want to start working your body again after surgery, or after having recovered from a broken bone. By slowly and steadily increasing the amount you move any affected joints or muscles through carefully picked exercises, your physiotherapist will create a plan to increase your movement, mobility, and your body’s natural circulation of blood.
Depending on your injury, the Range of Motion (ROM) exercises will be area specific such as ankle bends or rotation, toe bends or spreads, and shoulder movements. Your exercises will be either one or a combination of:
When an outside force moves the affected body part while you are completely relaxed.
When you move the affected joint without any outside force’s assistance.
Active Assisted ROM
When your affected joint is moved by yourself and through the assistance of someone or something assisting such as a resistance band.
Also known as orthopaedic physio, this type is commonly used for neck/back pain, injuries, fractures, and sprains to your musculoskeletal system. Your therapist will work with you diagnose and treat any presented issues from balancing and stretching or spine manipulation. Your physiotherapist will work with you to create a plan and send you home with exercises to do outside of your sessions which are designed to aid in your body’s healing.
Common benefits include improved movement and mobility, PMS, and prenatal care relief, lessening of pain and assisting with healing of injuries and soft tissue damage.
Everyone gets old and while for some it is way off in the distance, others are facing that reality today. Geriatric physiotherapy is here to help us age more gracefully and maintain our health as our body slows down by maintaining your flexibility. Geriatric physio isn’t just good for reducing the risk of injury, it can also help with arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and any loss of mobility.
Some benefits include:
- Restoration of your endurance, mobility, and strength
- Posture improvement
- Better management of age-related ailments
- Helping to treat chronic pain
Sometimes you’ve injured yourself bad enough that simply doing ROM exercises aren’t enough and you may need to investigate Physiotherapy taping. This is a good option if you don’t want to (or can’t) wear a supportive brace, but still need the support that strategically placed straps and tape can provide. This treatment goes well with ROM exercises and, if you’re not allergic to the adhesive, can be a great tool in your road to recovery.
Common Physiotherapy Exercises
Our training, experience, and the time we spend talking to you helps create tailor made exercise plans to strengthen and improve your body’s muscles and their function. Depending on your rehabilitation status, your physio will create the perfect plan just for you and may incorporate activities such as light exercise, Pilates, or yoga. Some of the most common exercises include:
- Balance improvement
- Core strengthening exercises
- Muscle stretches
- Neural Tension Treatment (Neurodynamic)
- Proprioception/Balance exercises such as balancing boards or balls
- Strengthening exercises to gradually improve the strength of weakened muscles through resistance
When you’re ready
Whether you’re just wanting to improve something that you’ve noticed has gotten weaker and you don’t know where to start, or your GP has sent you our way, our team of Physiotherapists are here to help. From the first session to your last, we aim to assess, prevent, manage, improve, educate, and rehabilitate our clients… helping you achieve you achieve the greatest outcome and stay out of pain for good.