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We have the skills and experience to help you manage your rehabilitation goals. We will comfortably and confidently work with your GP, specialists other allied health professionals and personal trainers.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie.
It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years and continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.
MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education.
A key feature is the initial assessment – a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan.
It is a comprehensive assessment-based treatment for the spine and extremities.
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Often called ‘hands on’, this term captures a lot of gentle to moderate strength techniques.
We include massage, joint mobilisations and active release techniques.
Sometimes stronger techniques are needed. Manipulation is the use of a precise short thrust to restore mobility and reduce pain at a specific joint, motion segment
We have completed rigorous post graduate training and have successfully completed certifying exams in manipulative therapy.
Different electrical modalities can be used to reduce or block pain, stimulate muscle action, diminish swelling and accelerate healing.
We include ultrasonic therapy, transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS), electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and interferential electrical current.
Often, soft tissue discomfort is caused by short, tight knots within muscles. Dry needling is a technique in which a thin flexible needle is carefully inserted into a trigger point or tight band to release it with subsequent pain reduction and mobility improvement.
This occurs through local mechanical and chemical effects and modulating pain signals from the brain.
Physiotherapists are specialists in assessing diagnosing and managing faulty movement patterns that could be causing or perpetuating your pain and decreased function.
We have the skills to provide you with specific flexibility, strength, balance and mobility exercises to improve your particular problem and give you self management skills to prevent things reoccurring.
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Biomechanics in sports is the muscular, joint and skeletal actions of the body during the execution of a given task, skill and/or technique. Proper understanding of biomechanics relating to sports skill has implications on sport’s performance, rehabilitation and injury prevention, along with sport mastery.
Physiotherapists are specialists in assessing diagnosing and managing faulty movement patterns that could be causing or perpetuating your pain and decreased function. We have the skills to provide you with specific flexibility, strength, balance and mobility exercises to improve your particular problem and give you self management skills to prevent things reoccurring.
This is a clinical practice decision framework for integrating client centred communication and behaviour change principles. By identifying barriers to change and help build patient skills in decision making, problem solving planning and self regulation to:
- Prevent or reduce chronic disease risk factors
- Manage chronic diseases and health conditions
- Support rehabilitation processes relating from illness or injury
- Promote return to previous function or vocation
- Promote client adherence to medical treatment recommendations
- Improve general health and quality of life
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Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body.
The health benefits of tai chi include:
- Improved muscle strength and flexibility
- Pain relief and promotes relaxation
- Improved balance and less falls
- Better body posture
- Improved ability to do daily tasks
- Integration of body, mind and spirit