our physiotherapy services
Phone: 02 8970 6111 Fax: 02 9579 7979 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Physiotherapists are highly qualified, health professionals. We work in partnership with our patients, to assist with rehabilitation and longevity of health and well-being. Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, we assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health. – Australian Physiotherapy Association
Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy Exercise
Womens Health Physiotherapy Services
Fracture and Trauma Injuries
Cardiac Rehab – post stent insertion
Musculoskeletal Injuries/Sports Injuries
Chronic Pain (back, leg, knees etc)
Falls Prevention, Balance and Gait Retraining
Rehabilitation Pre/Post Surgery
What is physiotherapy?
In brief, Physiotherapy is an evidence-based healthcare profession that views human movement as central to health and well-being.
Physiotherapy aims to maintain, restore and improve your function after disease or injury, so you can get back to doing what you love and enjoy an injury-free lifestyle that doesn’t hold you back.
What conditions can a Physiotherapist treat?
- Back pain
- Fractures and Trauma
- Neck pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Groin and pelvic pain
- Headaches and vertigo
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Acute or chronic injury
- Posture and alignment problems
- Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
- Women’s and men’s pelvic health; including incontinence
- Adolescent and children’s injuries
- Falls prevention
What do physiotherapists (physios) do?
Physiotherapists assess the underlying cause of your joint, muscle or nerve issue, and using a combination of therapeutic exercises and manual therapy treat the symptoms while providing lifestyle advice and education to help you get better and stay better.
You don’t need a GP referral to see a physiotherapist, and we work in partnership with other health professionals to achieve optimal holistic health for you.
What makes physiotherapists different?
Physiotherapists are university-educated health professionals with extensive training in human biosciences, anatomy, and biomechanics– they are highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore movement and improve function to the highest possible level.
What are the different types of physio?
Different branches of physiotherapy include:
- Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- Sports and exercise physiotherapy
- Women’s, men’s and pelvic floor physiotherapy
- Paediatric physiotherapy
What if I don’t know what type of physiotherapist to see?
All of our physiotherapists have experience treating a wide range of symptoms and ailments. However, if you are unsure which physiotherapist to see, our friendly receptionist will be able to recommend someone that will best suit your described symptoms or condition.
Is a GP referral required before I see a Physiotherapist?
No GP referral is required to see a physiotherapist.
However, if you are referred on a Chronic Disease Management Program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care) this referral will need to be brought to your initial appointment.
Physiotherapy sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.
Are you able to see Workcover and motor vehicle accident patients?
Yes, we have extensive experience working with injuries that have arisen from a workplace or motor vehicle accident. Please give our front desk team a call to discuss your individual needs.
What services do you offer for pregnant women?
“Womens Health Physiotherapy is the conservative management of a variety of problems that can affect a woman throughout her life.”
We see many women who are keen to return safely to exercising after having a baby and she can organise a postnatal return to exercise assessment with a report sent to your trainer. A doctor’s referral is not required and is health fund claimable.
Did you know that one in every three women who have ever had a baby have problems with bladder leakage? Unfortunately it is not a topic that is talked about a lot and the majority of women suffer in silence, thinking it is just a normal part of life once you’ve had a baby. But it is not and there is help available! Physiotherapy can cure incontinence in 65% of cases. In most cases of pelvic floor dysfunction, an internal vaginal examination is needed for accurate diagnosis and individualised treatment planning.
Our exercise programs can assist to:
- Strengthen the core to help prevent diastasis of rectus abdominal (separation of abdominals);
- Relieve pain relating to musculoskeletal conditions such as sciatica, lower back pain and pubic symphysis pain;
- Aid in the rehabilitation of C-sections and natural birth;
- Assist with shaping and toning of the body;
- Help develop core strength and stability; and
- Align the body whilst focusing on better posture.
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Our team at the Musculoskeletal Institute at Hurstville can assist with many different types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Below are some facts about some of the conditions/injuries we can help with.
The plantar fascia, located on the sole of the foot is a band of connective tissue that plays an important role in keeping our foot bones in place as well as enabling us to push off when we walk or run. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition with symptoms of pain at the attachment at the underside of the calcaneal or heel bone. Typically patients will report that their first steps in the morning are the worst and most painful. Some risk factors to developing plantar fasciitis include: participating in certain sports such as running, aerobics and dancing, flat feet or high arches, being overweight, being pregnant or in an occupation which requires you to be on your feet and/or poor footwear.
At MIH we take a multi-disciplinary approach to your treatment optimising our physiotherapy team who work closely with our Sports Physician Dr Michael Jamieson.
Treatments that can help control your symptoms include:
- shockwave therapy
- night splints
Lateral ankle sprains or a rolled ankle is one of the most common sporting injury. They can occur while running on uneven ground or being knocked by another player causing excessive inversion of the ankle.
The ligaments typically involved are the calcaneofibular (CFL) and anterior talofibular (ATFL) ligaments. They vary in severity from grade 1, a mild strain to grade 3, a full rupture of the ligaments.
Common symptoms are pain especially on the lateral aspect or outside of your ankle, reduced range of motion, swelling, bruising and instability.
The best treatment for lateral ankle sprains is physiotherapy. Your physiotherapist is best to determine the extent of your injury and not only get you back on your feet quicker but develop a program to improve your strength and proprioception to reduce reoccurrences.