Musculoskeletal Diagnosis/Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Hands on treatment of acute and chronic muscle and joint pain
  • After orthopaedic surgery (eg: Total Knee/ Hip replacements etc)
  • Rehabilitation exercise programs to assist with returning to normal activity and preventing recurrence of injury.

Exercise Programs and Training for Weight Loss, General Health and Fitness.

  • Assessment of medical and musculoskeletal history
  • Personalised exercise, stretch and strength program to meet your goals

  • Bowen Nerve Dynamics

    • Bowen nerve dynamics is based on the work of Tom Bowen and Bowen therapy. Techniques involve gentle rolling motions along tendons, muscle body and facia. This aims to bring muscles and joints into balance using the bodies own nervous, electrical and communication systems to promote self healing.

    Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

    • Manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles and normalise joint motion. It is considered an active technique, as opposed to a passive technique where only the therapist does the work.

    Dry Needling

    • Dry Needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain. Small acupuncture needles are used for dry needling techniques.

    Mobility Assessment/Falls Prevention and Balance Retraining

    • Assessment of the factors contributing to decreased balance, difficulties in walking, transfers, and classify risk level of future falls.
    • Education, exercise programs and mobility aid recommendations ,as required, to reduce the overall risk of falls whilst maintaining quality lifestyle

    Bed Based Passive Range of Motion Exercise for the Disabled

    • Personalised active, active assisted, and passive range of motion programs to assist in maintaining joint range of motion for ease of daily functions and pain management.

    Prescription of aids to assist activities of daily living

    • Assess ability to safely perform daily activities (eg: on and off bed,toilet, shower etc)
    • Advice and location of aids for those with short and long term issues in these areas (eg: shower stool, chair, toilet aids etc).

    Safe Manual Handling Education and Training for Carers of Disabled Persons

    • Assessment of carer assisted daily activities
    • Education, problem solving and alternate strategies to ensure ongoing safety of both carers and their client/family member.

    Hydrotherapy Programs

    • Full medical clearance for water based exercise program
    • Water based exercise program aimed at rehabilitating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems both acute and chronic.

    Chronic Disease Exercise Plans

    • Assessment of physical capacity of people with heart and lung disease.
    • Consultation with relevant medical services (eg: GP, Specialist)
    • Personalised exercise program to help return to an active and satisfying life as quickly as possible.
    • Education on lifestyle changes necessary to prevent further problems and complications.