A Physiotherapist is an allied health practitioner who specialises in treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal problems related to joints and muscles. Physiotherapists use a combination of manual therapy and exercise to reduce pain and stiffness, aiming to improve your quality of life.
During a Physiotherapy consult, we will ask you a series of specific questions relating to your overall health, pain and injury. After performing special tests and movements to assess your condition, a tailored treatment plan will be developed for you.
Dry needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s natural ability to lengthen and shorten by releasing myofascial trigger points.
Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy involving hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia in order to break adhesions and optimize your muscle function.
Exercise rehabilitation is a personally prescribed set of exercises that range from active movement through to strengthening exercises using therabands, body weight and resistance machines or free weights.
The technique involves manual “repositioning” of the affected joint by the therapist in order to restore function and remove pain as the patient moves through their range of motion.
Joint mobilisation is a technique physiotherapists use to restore the small, involuntary movements that assist joints to perform to their optimum. Joint mobilisation involves performing a back and forth oscillation of the joint in order to restore motion.