State of the art facilities

With our state of the art facilities we can offer the latest and most innovative surgical procedures and treatment options.

Superior clinical outcomes

The Musculoskeletal Institute is a team of expert orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgical and spinal surgeons, pain physicians and physiotherapists. Our collective goal is to provide patients with superior clinical outcomes through surgical sub-specialisation, underpinned by the latest evidence-based research.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based healthcare profession that views human movement as central to health and wellbeing.

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 we treat?

  • Back pain
  • 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
  • Arthritis
  • Posture and alignment problems
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
  • Sciatica
  • 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.

Our Physiotherapy Services

Our Physiotherapy Services

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 Pilates Classes
  • Womens Health Physiotherapy Services
  • Fracture and trauma Injuries
  • Vertigo/Vestibular conditions
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Pilates Exercise
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic pain (back, leg, knees etc)
  • Falls prevention, balance and gait retraining
  • Rehabilitation prior to joint replacements
  • Exercise Prescription

 

Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

What our Women’s health Physiotherapy Services can help with
Tara sees many women who are keen to return safely to exercising after having a baby and she can organise s a postnatal return to exercise assessment with a report sent to your trainer. A doctor’s referral is not required to see Tara and is health fund claimable.

“Womens Health Physiotherapy is the conservative management of a variety of problems that can affect a woman throughout her life.”

Why choose us
You have our full support and a single point of contact for all your needs.

Areas we can help

  • Incontinence
  • Mild pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abdominal muscle separation (diastasis)
  • Sacro-iliac joint pain (tail bone)
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Perineal tears
  • Low back/sciatic nerve pain
  • Pregnancy induced carpal tunnel
  • Pain in the hip and groin regions
  • Post Natal Women’s Health Education Sessions

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.

Not sure if you need to see a Women’s Health Physiotherapist ?

Contact us or send Tara a confidential email on tara.foley@healthecare.com.au

 

Our Women’s Health Pilates Exercise Sessions

Strengthens the core to help prevent diastasis of rectus abdominal (separation of abdominals) Pain relief relating to musculo-skeletal conditions such as sciatica, lower back pain and pubic symphysis pain Aids in the rehabilitation of C-sections and natural birth Assists with Shaping and tone of the body Develops core strength and stability Aligns the body while focusing on better posture

What’s involved? On first contact you will meet one-on-one with Elly for your initial assessment. During this assessment Elly will assess any recent or past injuries or chronic pain you may have ,if you’ve just recently had a baby Elly will check it is safe for you to start exercising, because it is not always a good idea to start too soon after giving birth. Elly will then assess you with some exercises so she can create a customised program for you. Benefits of a customised program; they’re based around YOU the most important person,

IS PILATES FOR ME? Whether it is for body maintenance, rehabilitation or fun, Pilates is for you. It is a safe form of exercise when taught by a qualified instructor and Elly is not only a qualified instructor she is a Physiotherapist! Pilates is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. Pilates is an innovative system of exercises using a variety of equipment, now used by physiotherapists, dancers and athletes around the world to keep the correct muscles strong and flexible, for rehabilitation or for simply staying fit. More and more people have become addicted to Pilates over the years as it transforms the way you walk, move, look and feel.

 

Vertigo and Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular Physiotherapy treats a range of conditions relating to balance, dizziness and vertigo (the sensation of spinning). Vestibular conditions arise in a variety of ways from a sudden onset of spinning or disequilibrium, to a gradual worsening of balance, to a feeling of motion sickness when you move your head. Vestibular symptoms often feel worse at times of high stress or after you’ve been unwell. There are two main things a Vestibular Physiotherapist will look for, 1) if it is a positional vertigo called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and 2) if it is a dysfunction in the Vestibular apparatus within your inner ear.

Do you suffer from;

  • A sensation of the whole room  spinning when you roll over in bed or if you get up too quickly – sometimes with nausea or vomiting (BPPV)
  • Dizziness – unrelated to blood pressure.
  • A recent sudden/progressive change to your balance – almost like you can’t walk in a straight line.
  • Feeling lightheaded with head motion, or when you change direction.
  • Managing the symptoms of diagnosed Meniere’s.
  • Motion sickness when looking from near to far, watching cars or trains pass, or even when watching television.
  • Managing dizziness after a cochlear implant surgery.
  • Dizziness after a Vestibular Neuritis.

If your BPPV hasn’t resolved by itself, the only way to treat it is with a re-positioning manoeuvre. You may be given some medications that help to manage the nausea or other symptoms of the BPPV, however, this won’t actually treat the cause of the problem.

BPPV most often affects the posterior semi-circular canal, but can also affect the horizontal canal. If it does, this requires a completely different manoeuvre. Therefore, it is very important to see a Vestibular Physiotherapist with experience in diagnosing all presentations of this condition.

Tara has worked with many clients suffering from BPPV and Vestibular Dysfunctions. She has a special interest in this area and has completed a Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Management course through the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Tara will complete an initial assessment with you to diagnose exactly what is causing your dizziness/ spinning/ balance problems, explain what is happening, and treat you in accordance with the best evidence.

 

 

Can we help you get back to doing the activities you love? Contact us now!