Physiotherapy

LIST OF TREATMENTS:

  • Holistic Pain Management – for acute or persistent pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Biomechanical analysis – Walking and Running
  • Neuromuscular retraining – learn how to move better and treat yourself
  • Nerve Pain – relief
  • Myofascial Release massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Dry Needling and Cold Medical Laser
  • Postural correction
  • Personalised Exercise Prescription
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Somato-emotional release – treating the mind body connection
  • Pranayama – breathing
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Education – understanding helps you to heal
  • BODY AREAS TREATED 

Holistic Pain Management:

Multi-modalities are used to treat persistent (or chronic) pain. We are qualified to use all the modalities listed below.

Persistent (or complex) pain requires a holistic approach (bio-psycho-social), and requires you and the therapist to work together. Treatment is a team effort and requires commitment. The whole of you needs to be assessed and treated; physical, physiological, mental, emotional, and lifestyle. You are assessed individually.

Acute pain, usually less than 3 months duration, and is well treated by most in the medical profession. We treat acute pain too.

Sports Injuries

Get back on track fast….biomechanical analysis and muscular retraining for running, snow skiing, golf, football, netball, rowing , tennis, dance, yoga, gym programs more.

Acknowledged by the Australian Physio Association as a Sports Physio in 1991.  A-J has toured with the Australian Ski Team, attending the World Cup, and has been team physio for football clubs, netball, triathletes and polo players. She has given talks on lower limb injuries and the prevention of back pain.

Biomechanical Analysis

Enhance your performance of walking and running. Is walking limited by pain of some sort? Learn techniques to use gravity to assist you, make it easy and tap into the elastic potential energy in your muscles. You can do this at any age and any fitness level.

Biomechanics is the assessment of the alignment of your body and where your ‘centre of mass’ is. It examines how your body parts move in relation to other body parts, and this in turn determines the forces placed on joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and more.   Reduce stress placed on your body and improve performance.

Neuromuscular retraining

Train your muscular performance, coordination, and tone using your mind’s power – the neural pathway from the brain to your muscle. This is a very successful way to correct any movement patterns causing pain or dysfunction. I have found it much more effective than just stretching and very helpful for strengthening movement patterns. It is a tool to change habits, re-establishing good movement patterns. It is changing dysfunctional movement patterns consciously, to become functional.

Peripheral Nerve mobilisation

Free up the movement of nerves as they move through your fascia (connective tissue), around bony corners and joints.  Nerves may be caught up in tight connective tissue (entrapment) which can cause them to be hyper- or hyposensitive. Releasing compression or entrapment of nerves often relieves pain, pins and needles or numbness. It is a non-invasive way to treat certain types of peripheral neuropathy. Stretching  or mobilisation (the correct technique must be taught specifically to you) of nerves can enhance the mobility of the muscles around.

Nerve irritation often results in muscular spasm; releasing nerves can release tight muscles that do not respond to stretching.

Myofascial Release

Myo (muscle) fascia (connective tissue) release (specific massage technique) relieves tension and restrictions in the body. It can relieve pain and free up movement.

Fascia does not show up on X Rays or CT scans, it was previously dismissed as just “packing material”. We now know it contains millions of nerve endings, it can create pain, it connects us physically, it enables us to move and has intimate connections with the brain and hormones. Emotions can affect it’s stiffness.

Physio here at The Physio Yoga Clinic, is skilled at feeling for restrictions and releasing them.

This technique requires excellent anatomical knowledge to release the lines of connection between fascia and muscles that your body needs. Massage does not need to be forceful, the same results can be achieved with gentle pressure.

Trigger Point Therapy

What are they? Areas in muscle that are hypertonic and hypersensitive and generally refer pain away from themselves in a predictable pattern. They can be released with trigger point therapy by specific massage techniques, or by dry needling and cold laser therapy.

Self Release

Be shown how to use spikey balls, foam rollers, tennis balls to release fascia.

You can do it at home yourself, every day for best results, and in your own time!

Dry Needling

is is not acupuncture, but it is performed using acupuncture needles. It is used to release muscle spasm and pain, it speeds up healing and treatment. It is usually painless.

Cold Medical Laser

Works by light rays passing through a crystal of a particular wavelength that the body responds to. It stimulates the mitochondria in cells (energy-giving) and reduces pain sensitivity of nerves. It is completely safe. It is useful for reducing nerve pain, trigger points, and muscle spasm.

Postural correction

Gravity affects the body and our spine over time. Having your posture assessed and corrected can enhance your breathing capacity, ability to move, and reduce pain… it even makes you look younger! Exercises can help, but even better is to attend Yoga classes.

Here at the Physio Yoga Clinic classes are taken by a Physio and we focus on postural correction.

Joint mobilisation

Mobilising a joint using low amplitude gentle pressure to stimulate synovial fluid, release the joint capsule tension. Great for arthritic joints or stiffness. Exercises are given to maintain movement gained.

Exercise prescription

Made specifically for you. Using a program called Track Active we provide you with a personalised exercise program to treat your injury and more. You will be sent your program and instructions for accessing it online. It is available on all your computer devices including your phone, or you may print it out as a detailed document with pictures, number of repetitionss etc.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

is a gentle hands-on myofascial technique to restore movement of the head and neck and fluid that bathes the nervous system providing nutrients and taking away waste products (lymphatic system). It is effective for relieving headaches, jaw pain and spinal pain. It is a gentle technique to relieve acute pain from stress.

It is gentle and very relaxing and often helps with sleep and clarity of the mind.

Somato-Emotional Release

Emotions are stored in the tissues and can cause pain; stress in the shoulders is an example of this.

Emotions affect our fascia (study to add here) and this creates tension felt in the body.

Pranayama

Breathing is a link between the mind and body. Pranayama is a Yoga practice that moves the breath and energy through the body.

Learn breathing techniques to reduce tension in the body. There are many different ways of achieving this.

If the mind is relaxed, the body will relax and healing can take place.

Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga tools used to help relieve pain or dysfunction for individual clients. It may include Asana (physical postures and movements), Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation and mindfulness to change how you operate in your body and mind.

It is a scientifically proven method to reduce pain and dysfunction and improve your wellbeing.

It is perfect for preventative medicine, keeping you healthy through the advancing years. Be inquisitive, explore how it can help you.

Education

This is an integral part of your treatment; we help you treat yourself and make healthy lifestyle choices. We discuss your movement strategies, your environment – work and home, lifestyle – sleep, nutrition, commitments; how you can treat yourself including self-massage techniques, home exercise program, breathing exercises, meditation, and more. It is your choice how little or how much you take away.

 

Wellbeing Coaching package

What is wellbeing for you?

How long will it take?

What does it include?

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