Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the treatment of pain or injury using one or more techniques usually involving manual or hands on work (mobilisations and manipulations). At PhysioCentral all our physiotherapists are highly trained manual therapists. We only do one-on-one treatment sessions so you won’t be left alone on a machine or lying with a hot pack. We tailor all our treatment plans to the individual and have all the “tools” needed to get you from initial consultation to full recovery.

Some common injuries treated by our physiotherapists are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle Sprains and Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendonitis

Sports Physiotherapy

Sports injuries are not just limited to professional athletes. Anybody who injures themselves playing or training for sport has a need for sports physiotherapy. At PhysioCentral our physios have over 40 years of combined sports physiotherapy experience. Whether it be knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, muscle strains, ligament injuries or anything else caused by activity you can be sure you will be viewed as an individual and get the best possible treatment.

Some common sports injuries our physiotherapists treat include:

  • Muscle Strains and Tears
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • ACL Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow

Injury Rehabilitation and Exercise

Once the pain of an injury is gone people tend to assume it is fixed. Making sure there is full injury rehabilitation and a correct exercise regimen is very important to ensuring that a preventable injury doesn’t come back. Being strong, stable, flexible and ready for your activity is a vital part of any good physiotherapy treatment. Between PhysioCentral and The Pilate Practice we have all the gym, Pilates and rehabilitation equipment needed for exercises and full injury rehabilitation programs so you are ready to return to your chosen sport or activity.

Work Place Injuries

Ergonomics is a very important part of work place setups. Most work place injuries are overuse injuries from poor ergonomic setup of workstations. Physiotherapy can help to both assess the ergonomics of a workstation, treat the pain from overuse injuries and give advice on correct posture to prevent the problems coming back. Our physiotherapists are equally adept at treating injuries caused by unfortunate accidents at work.

Some common work place injuries treated by our physiotherapists are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Incorrect Sitting Posture
  • Poor Work Place Ergonomics
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Following surgical repair of injuries our physiotherapists are fully equipped to follow surgeon suggested protocols or design one to suit you. With equipment and space at both PhysioCentral and The Pilates Practice we can tailor make a program for your complete post-surgery rehabilitation. We like to include as many home exercises as possible and will take into account your access to a gym or home gym, as we believe you play a big role in helping us to help you back to full fitness.

Some common post-surgical conditions rehabilitated by our physiotherapists are:

  • Knee Surgery
  • ACL Repairs
  • Shoulder Stabilisations and Reconstructions
  • Fractures
  • Joint Replacement
  • Achilles Tendon Repair

Running Assessments and Gait Analysis

Combining physiotherapy and podiatry experience and expertise we offer running assessments, gait analysis and footwear advice. Using the latest video technology on iPads and a big screen, we can assess gait abnormalities and correct running technique. We can then design exercise regimens to improve movement and strength. Should you need orthotics to correct foot mechanics then our in-house podiatrist can digitally scan your feet and make custom orthotics or recommend our off the shelf products.

Some common abnormalities we see in running assessments include:

  • Poor Pelvic Contro
  • Poor Foot Mechanics
  • Weak Gluteal Muscles
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Over Striding
  • Poor Core Control
  • Incorrect and Inefficient Techniques

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique that uses solid (dry) needles, also called acupuncture needles, to target myofascial trigger points in muscles and treat the pain associated with them. Our physiotherapists are trained to use this technique to relieve both pain and spasm and compliment our other treatment modalities in repairing injuries and relieving pain.

Some common issues treated by dry needling are:

  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletic Performance
  • FDM