Our experienced team of physio's have developed skills in different clinical areas, driven by their interests and experience. When you call the clinic we'll ask you to tell us a bit about your injury or condition so we can book you in with the Physiotherapist who is best placed to help you!
We treat injuries and conditions that people traditionally associate with physiotherapy, including back and neck pain, sprains and strains, rotator cuff injuries, overuse injuries, rehabilitation following surgery, plantar fasciitis and sports injuries, to name just a few, but we also provide some more specialised services such as vestibular rehabilitation, headache management, paediatric physiotherapy and pelvic floor and continence physiotherapy for women, men and children.
We provide Physiotherapy care under the NDIS, MyAgedCare, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), Workers Compensation, CTP and Lifetime Care and Support (iCare). We also accept referrals from your doctor for Physiotherapy treatment through Medicare under the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC/ Chronic Disease Management)
Most of our patients come into the clinic but we are pleased to be able to offer you TeleHealth consultations as well as organise home visits if this is required. Our hydrotherapy service is run at the Orange Aquatic Centre.
Musculoskeletal physio involves the treatment of injuries or dysfunction in our joints, muscles, bones and/or nervous system. This may be in relation to your spine (back and neck), your pelvis, your thorax (ribs, sternum and thoracic spine) your shoulder girdle or your limbs. Treatment will normally involve a combination of education, manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilisation, massage and dry needling along with taping or bracing and specific exercise programs to restore normal range of motion, strength and function and prevent re-injury. Please click here for more information.
Concussion is a form of mild brain injury which typically occurs after a direct blow to the head, face or neck. This results in an impairment of neurological function, which can be short lived (lasting minutes to hours) or in some cases, such as in post concussive syndrome, symptoms can last much longer from weeks to months. Please click here for more information on Physiotherapy management of concussion.
Children experiencing many changes to their musculoskeletal and neurological systems as they grow and develop. Our paediatric physiotherapy service caters for the specific needs of infants and children in relation to their physical development including paediatric continence problems. Please click here for more information about our paediatric physiotherapy service.
Our pregnancy and post natal services have been developed in line with our knowledge and training in the specific changes that happen to the body during pregnancy, childbirth and in the post-natal period. Common problems we see in pregnancy include pelvic girdle pain (SIJ and pubic symphysis), back pain, hip pain when sleeping on side, and abdominal discomfort. We also provide pelvic floor education and assessment to prepare for vaginal delivery. We see new mums for management of pelvic floor trauma/symptoms related to their delivery, abdominal muscle separation, caesarean scar pain and inflammatory breast conditions. Please click here for more information.
Blocked ducts, engorgement and mastitis are common problems for breast feeding mothers and many women are keen to seek management options that can help reduce the need to take antibiotics. Physio management of these conditions involves ultrasound (to help resolve the blockage), lymphatic massage techniques, exercises, taping and close consultation with lactation consultants, midwives, GP's and Obstetricians. Although some women will require antibiotic management of infective mastitis, not all mastitis is infective (it is often inflammatory) and can be well managed with physiotherapy. A big focus of our treatment is to empower women to prevent and manage any recurrences.
Progressing to dancing 'en pointe' is a challenging exercise for a young dancer and can pose a risk of injury especially to the feet and ankles. Our pointe shoe assessment evaluates a dancers readiness to commence pointe shoe training from a physiotherapy perspective. We don't just look at pointe range of motion as other factors such as balance, proprioception, co-ordination of the intrinsic foot muscles and turn out strength are equally important. Please ensure that your ballet teacher thinks you are ready to commence pointe work from a ballet technique perspective prior to coming in for your assessment.
We are also able to conduct Tertiary Dance Council assessments for dance students applying to pre professional dance programs.
Problems relating to the pelvic floor do not only affect women. 1 in 10 men will experience continence or pelvic floor problems during their lifetime and up to 70% of men suffer from urinary incontinence following prostatectomy surgery. Our goal is to provide specialist and up-to-date management through our men’s health physiotherapy service. Please click here for more information.
Sports Injury Management
Sports physiotherapy involves the diagnosis and management of injuries resulting from participation in sport and exercise across all age groups and all levels of ability from social to elite. We work closely with doctors, coaches and parents (in the case of children's sporting injuries) to ensure a smooth transition back to sport/exercise following an injury with a long term goal to maximise sports performance and prevent re injury. Depending on the injury, treatment will involve a combination of manual therapy (such as massage and mobilisations), taping (rigid, rock or kineso tape), braces/supports where required and a structured and progressive exercise program of stretches, strengthening and sport specific technique, skill and co-ordination training.
Hydrotherapy refers to the completion of therapeutic exercises in water to assist in management and recovery from injuries and chronic health conditions. Hydrotherapy uses the unique properties of water, including buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure, to reduce weight bearing load on joints, promote muscle relaxation, and improve circulation and swelling. This has been shown to help reduce pain, increase range of movement and strength, and improve general function and mobility. Hydrotherapy can assist recovery from injury but it has also been shown to be particularly effective in managing many chronic health conditions including arthritis, neurological conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pre and/or post surgery such as total knee and hip replacements.
Include exercises that focus on posture, alignment, balance, whole body strength (not just the "core"), range of movement of the muscles, joints and nerves and functional movement. Many of our participants have started attending our classes as part of their Physiotherapy rehabilitation for a specific injury whilst others have joined with a goal to improving their general wellbeing and function. Please click here for more information on our Pilates classes.
Our Pregnancy and Mums and Bubs exercise classes are designed and run by our women's health team. In pregnancy we focus on strengthening and mobility exercises whilst working within a framework of pregnancy safe exercise and with a goal of preparing for the physical demands of labour and caring for a newborn. In our Mums and Bubs classes we again focus on building strength especially restoring abdominal muscle function. The goal is to prepare your body to gradually return to your normal exercise routine. Please click here for more information.