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Physiotherapy at Function & Form

Discover all things Physiotherapy at Function & Form, 
the methods we use, the conditions we treat and much more.

What is Physiotherapy?

THE HISTORY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

The History of Physiotherapy is thought to date back to 460 B.C with the physicians Hippocrates, and Galenus advocating physical methods like massage, manual therapy techniques,
exercise and hydrotherapy to treat injuries, disease and disorders.

PHYSIOTHERAPY EDUCATION

Physiotherapy is a university degree-based healthcare profession.  Like other health care professionals, physiotherapist pride
themselves as being evidence based.  To be evidence based implies treatment practices are base on evaluating and
reviewing current research and exercising  clinical judgement and informed interpretation.

THE FOUR TRADITIONAL AREAS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

1. Neurological Physiotherapy (Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Charcot Marie Tooth)
2. Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Sports Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Chronic Lower Back pain, Headache)
3. Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (Post Surgical Rehabilitation )
4. Respiratory Physiotherapy (Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis).

OTHER SPECIALIST AREAS

Womens' Health,
Paediatrics,
Gerentology,
Sports Injuries,
Occupational Health & Safety,
Preventative Health

HOSPITALS & PRIVATE PRACTICE

Physiotherapists may work as a member of a team with other health care professionals in a Hospital setting or independently in Private Practice.
In our private practice setting, we predominantly see patients with
musculoskeletal injuries resulting from Sports, Workplace or general activities of daily living.

PHYSIOTHERAPY PHILOSOPHIES

Promoting physical health, optimising quality of life, and life satisfaction.
These are achieved through:
Promotion & Prevention
Treatment & Intervention
Pre-habilitation & Rehabilitation

 Our Physiotherapy 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

3

EDUCATION & ADVICE

Advice on:
1. General Exercise,
2. Good Posture,
3. Correct Lifting or Carrying Techniques, and
4. Avoiding movements which place the body at risk ie. awkward twisting, over-stretching or prolonged standing
5. Fitting Orthotics,
6. Fitting Braces (ie. Knee Brace, Wrist Brace),
7. Fitting Mobility Aids ie.walking frames and crutches. 
8. Assessment and Movement Analysis for:
  • Sports ie. cycling, running skiing,
  • Daily Activities ie. vacuuming, walking upstairs, squatting or in the
  • Workplace ie. Ergonomic Assessments.

Conditions we treat with Physiotherapy

Conditions by Type

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