If you would like to make an appointment our Physiotherapsits are available:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
What is physiotherapy?
"Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events." (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
The scope of conditions which can benefit from Physiotherapy is larger than most people realise.
Some of the conditions commonly treated at Physioactive are:
- Sports Injuries - sprains and strains
- Peripheral joint injuries
- Shoulder conditions
- Elbow conditions
- Wrist and hand conditions
- Hip conditions
- Knee conditions
- Ankle conditions
- Spinal pain - neck and back conditions
- Headaches, dizziness and vertigo
- Adolescent growth injuries
- Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence
- Pain in pregnancy and after childbirth
- Stroke and brain injury
- Falls and balance complaints
- Chronic and acute respiratory complaints
- General fitness and cardiovascular health
Further information on common conditions treated by our Physiotherapists at Physioactive:
Neck Conditions and/or Headaches
Our physiotherapists can assist with a variety of conditions affecting your neck, upper back, shoulders and headaches. Commonly treated neck conditions include whiplash, wry neck, acute injuries and muscle spasm, disc herniations, facet joint pathologies, osteoarthritis and degenerative changes, pinched nerves, nerve irritation and referral into the shoulder and arm.
Our physiotherapists may also be able to assist with headaches in many cases. Certain headaches, including cervicogenic and tension headaches may be improved with physiotherapy intervention. Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment of your neck, shoulders and headache symptoms and begin treatment if they feel physiotherapy is suitable in your case.
Our physiotherapists can assist with a variety of conditions affecting your lower back, sacro-iliac joints and pelvis, upper back, costovertebral and costotransverse joints. Commonly treated conditions include acute injuries and muscle spasm, disc herniations, facet joint pathologies, osteoarthritis and degenerative changes, spinal canal stenosis, pinched nerves, nerve irritation and associated conditions such as sciatica, and systemic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis. Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the source of the symptoms and treat conditions amenable to physiotherapy, referring onwards in cases where specialist review may be of benefit or if the underlying cause presenting as back pain is inappropriate for physiotherapy intervention (eg, abdominal/organ injury). We may also refer you for X-Rays and other scans to gain further information of your bony or soft tissue injuries. Assessment and diagnosis are followed by treatment which may include manual therapy, the use of modalities, strengthening and stretching programs, and advice and education about your condition and suggested activity modification to promote healing.
From muscle strains to chronic shoulder pain our physiotherapists can help your shoulder’s recovery. Commonly treated conditions include rotator cuff tendinopathies and tears, impingement, bursitis, multidirectional instability and dislocation, labral injury, osteoarthritis, fractures and postoperative rehabilitation. Assessment and accurate diagnosis are followed by management that may include manual therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and modalities such as heat or ice. Your
return to daily activities, work and sport will also benefit from a specific, individualised treatment and exercise program, which our physiotherapists are more than happy to provide.
From overuse injuries such as the colloquially termed “tennis elbow” or “golfer’s elbow” to injuries including sprains, nerve irritations, fractures or referred pain from the neck, physiotherapy can help your elbow pain. Starting with an assessment to determine whether a local injury to tissues, as opposed to referred pain from the neck, is the cause of your pain, your treatment could comprise of various strengthening or stretching exercises as well as adjunct therapy modalities such as massage, modalities or joint mobilisations. Your return to work or sport, or even a peaceful night’s sleep, may be aided by taping or a brace.
Wrist and Hand conditions
Here at Physioactive we have both physiotherapists and hand therapists who are specially trained to treat wrist and hand injuries. Commonly treated conditions include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain’s Syndrome, post fracture rehabilitation (eg, distal radius fracture, scaphoid fracture), Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tear, ligament sprains including “Skier’s Thumb”, Scapho-Lunate Dissociation and Ganglion Cysts. Our team will conduct a thorough assessment and, depending on your condition, your treatment may include splinting, bracing, taping, stretches and strengthening exercises, the use of modalities such as heat, cold or ultrasound, joint mobilisation and massage.
Whether your hip pain is intra-articular (within the joint capsule) or extra-articular (outside the joint capsule) in origin, our physiotherapists can help your recovery. Commonly treated conditions include osteoarthritis, Femoro-Acetabular Impingement (FAI), CAM lesion, labral injury, lateral hip pain, muscular dysfunction, tendinopathies, groin and thigh pain and bursitis. We may also identify injuries such as femoral stress fractures and provide advice around treatment for these. Our physiotherapists will also be able to identify through thorough assessment whether your hip pain is actually referring from your lumbar spine or pelvis and treat accordingly or if the cause is suspected to be intra-abdominal refer you to a more appropriate medical professional. Assessment and accurate diagnosis are followed by management which may include manual therapy, stretching and strengthening programs, modalities such as shockwave therapy, or ultrasound, and specific return to work/sport programs tailored to your individual needs.
From mild sprains to post-operative rehabilitation our physiotherapists can help with your recovery. Commonly seen conditions include meniscal injures, ligament sprains including ACL injuries, patella maltracking, osteoarthritis, bursitis and fat pad inflammation, tendinopathies, Baker’s cysts and post-surgical rehab. Assessment and accurate diagnosis are followed by management that may include stretching, manual therapy, strengthening exercises, modalities such as EMG, heat and ice,
and specific return to work or return to sport training. Your return to work or sport may be supported by a brace or taping.
From a mild sprain to fracture rehabilitation our physiotherapists can help your recovery. Commonly treated conditions include lateral and high ankle sprains, tendon avulsions and tears, post-operative rehabilitation, Achilles tendon issues and plantar fascia pain. Assessment and accurate diagnosis are followed by management that may include manual therapy, stretching, gait re-education, shock wave therapy, strength and balance exercises, and modalities such as ultrasound and compression. Your treatment and return to work or sport may be supported by a brace or taping.
Adolescent growth issues
It is not uncommon for children to develop certain injuries that are growth related, particularly with sudden growth spurts or periods of extended growing. Physiotherapy can help decrease your child’s pain in common conditions such as Osgood-Schlatter’s disease in the knee and Sever’s disease in the ankle. Physiotherapy has the ability to use an assessment and accurate diagnosis to drive a broad range of specific treatment modalities including stretches or strengthening exercises, massage, and prescription of adjunct accessories such as braces to decrease your child’s pain.