Physiotherapy Methods

Learn more about the treatment techniques employed by phyisotherapists. 

Function & Form Treatment Methods

Manual Therapy, Exercise Prescription and Education are vital components of physiotherapy treatment.

1

MANUAL THERAPY

Manual Therapy is hands on treatment with the aim to effect the underlying structures to reduce pain and stiffness, promote lymphatic drainage & blood circulation, or improve movement.  Some of the techniques Physio use are:
1. Joint Mobilisations (gentle joint gliding techniques)
2. Joint Manipulation
3. Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
4. Massage- both Deep Tissue Massage & Soft Tissue Massage
5. Soft Tissue Techniques
6. Sports Taping

2

MOVEMENT & EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

In our fully equipped Exercise Studio we prescribe exercise for injury rehabilitation, injury prevention and improved athletic performance. Patients may choose to train on site, independently at their gym or as a Home Exercise Program.
The types of Exercises Prescribed:
1. Stretching
2. Core Exercises
3. Strengthening Exercises
4. Neurodynamics
5. Balance Exercises
6. Proprioception Exercises
7. Swiss Ball Exercises
8. Hydrotherapy Exercise
9. Strength & Conditioning
10. Functional Training
11. Pilates
12. Resistance Bands

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EDUCATION& ADVICE

Advice on general exercise, good posture, correct lifting or carrying techniques, and avoiding awkward twisting, over-stretching or prolonged standing. The fitting of devices like Orthotics, Braces (ie. Knee Brace, Wrist Brace, mobility aids ie.walking frames and crutches.  Assessment and Movement Analysis for Sports ie. cycling, running skiing, Activities ie. vaccuming, walking upstairs, squatting or in the Workplace ie. Ergonomic Assessments.
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