Physiotherapists are experts in assessing both new and old injuries, providing treatments to reduce pain and improve the way you move. To do this physiotherapists employ a number of treatment techniques. Good physiotherapy always involves education so that you understand your problem and how to get better. Physiotherapy treatment techniques to reduce pain and rehabilitate injuries can include joint mobilization and manipulation, massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, taping and exercise.
Sports Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating sports injuries and getting people back to their active pursuits quickly. Sports physiotherapy involves making an accurate diagnosis of injuries that have occurred whilst playing sport or exercising. In the acute stage of an injury physiotherapy is focused on reducing pain and swelling. This is followed by techniques to assist speeding the healing process and getting you moving again.
Pilates is a type of low impact exercise that is great for improving posture, strength, flexibility and for rehabilitating injuries. At Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness our Pilates trained physiotherapists run mat based Pilates classes. Exercises are performed in a variety of postures including supine on the floor, side lie, kneeling, all fours and standing. Small equipment such as theraband, foam rollers, dumbbells and chi balls are often used to make exercises more challenging as you improve.
As we get older our body changes, meaning our healthcare needs also change. Aged Care Physiotherapists are experts in assessing and treating the elderly with a focus on keeping them active, managing pain and reducing falls. Just because someone is older does not mean that they should have to have pain or be inactive. Physiotherapists at Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness provide services to older clients in the clinic, in their homes and also in residential aged care facilities.
Dry needling involves placing fine sterilized needles into trigger points or taught bands of muscle. It can be a very effective treatment for reducing muscle spasm and pain. Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness Physiotherapists are trained in dry needling. They undertake a thorough examination and screening process on all patients. This ensures that dry needling is performed safely and is as effective as possible.
Hydrotherapy involves undertaking rehabilitation exercises in water. Exercising in water has many benefits including reducing the load placed on the body. This often means that people can exercise with less pain for longer and harder than they could do on land. Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness Physiotherapists are skilled at setting up individualized hydrotherapy rehabilitation programs. Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness will soon be offering supervised hydrotherapy classes.
Orthopaedic surgeries such as joint replacements, rotator cuff repair and knee arthroscopies often require physiotherapy before and after the operation. Pre and post-operative physiotherapy is often requested by surgeons and can help improve the outcome of the surgery, as well as get you better quicker. Often a vital part of the rehabilitation process involves education and exercise for reducing pain, decreasing stiffness, improving movement and strengthening muscles.
Functional Movement Screening is a method of looking at how well someone performs movements that are important for everyday activities and athletics pursuits. These movements include squatting, lunging, stepping over a hurdle, mobility of the shoulders and stability of the core muscles. Functional Movement Screening helps to highlight differences of movement quality between the left and right sides of the body, as well as sub optimal movement patterns.
Education is a vital part of good quality health care. Physiotherapists at Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness thoroughly educate their patients about their injury or condition during private consultations to ensure that people understand their problem and what to do to get better fast.
Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness are thrilled to be registered providers with the NDIS. The NDIS provides support for people living with a disability. If you are an NDIS participant and are seeking physiotherapy, the team at Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness would love to help.