Physiotherapy is versatile in treating and managing pain in common areas such as neck, back and shoulder.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy involves a thorough assessment, diagnosis, treatment and pain management of soft tissues (eg. muscles, ligaments and tendons), joints and bone structure. Patients with sporting injuries including muscle and tendon strain, older population with osteoarthritis and individuals recovering from surgery are examples of those who will benefit most from the holistic approach that physiotherapy revolves around.
Western Dry Needling is a highly skilled needling technique similar to Acupuncture but the theoretical approach is different.
Dry Needling does not focus on the Chinese Meridians but rather on the peripheral pain inputs to reduce or restore any impairments of body structure leading to an improvement in movement and function.
The implementation of Dry Needling utilizes solid, sterile filament needles and is a relatively painless process. It is used to treat dysfunctions in muscle, fascia and connective tissue. Myofascial pain which includes "trigger points" or "muscle knots" may be a common source of pain which can be effectively treated by Dry-Needling.
As defined by Myotherapy Association Australia, Myotherapy is an evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
In common with other allied health practices, Myotherapists utilise a wide range of treatment approaches and skill, which in addition to manual therapy, assists with muscular pain and dysfunction.
Myotherapist skill set and treatment options may include trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, stretching, exercise programs and pain management.
Clinical Pilates is a highly individualised form of traditional Pilates led by Physiotherapists who have completed formal Clinical Pilates training.
With a focus on rehabilitation and injury prevention, specific individualised pilates exercises are prescribed based on a comprehensive assessment. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of re-aggravation and injury. You will begin with mat (floor-based) exercises, combining with or progression to specialised pilates equipment such as the reformers, dependent on needs of each patient. The Clinical Pilates program will progressively challenge you as you improve.
Kinesiology taping (KT) is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena.
Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. KT is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions. It was developed by Japanese chiropractor Dr Kenzo Kase in the 1970s with the intention to alleviate pain and improve the healing in soft tissues. There are many proposed benefits to KT, including proprioceptive facilitation; reduced muscle fatigue; muscle facilitation; reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness; pain inhibition; enhanced healing, such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.