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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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