West End Physiotherapy provides expert assessment and treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions.
After filling out your pre-assessment form, your physio will assess your condition through further questions and physical examination. These are all done in one of our private consultation rooms where we take a full medical history and will include details of any previous treatments and outcomes to ensure we make the right diagnosis. This part of the assessment gives us a better indication of the cause of your current pain or injury.
We then complete a full clinical exam to diagnose and find the cause of your problem. Here is where we assess your range of movement, muscle strength and balance. This assessment is individualised to each patient based on our initial consultation.
After this assessment is complete, we will discuss our findings and advise you on the best treatment plan for you.
Once agreed upon, we build an individualised treatment plan best suited to your recovery. Our team prides itself in taking a hands-on approach while focussing on best practice for your treatment, as well as long term injury prevention. All consultations are 30 minutes with no overlapping of patients.
Common treatment techniques used may include joint mobilisation, massage, western acupuncture, dry needling and exercise prescription.
Back and neck pain can be due to repetitive postures, tight muscles, weak core muscles, or acute injury. Symptoms may be a result of injury to disc, joint or neural structures as well as muscle spasm. Specific treatment techniques and management plan will be based on thorough assessment and subsequent diagnosis.
Back and Neck Pain
Sports Physiotherapy is an important aspect of our practice. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of any of a multitude of injuries that occur on the sports field from the elite level to the recreational athlete. Our physiotherapists are trained to take you from initial injury to return to sport and will refer for you to appropriate health professionals where required. Many of our physiotherapists are working with local, state and international athletes.
We treat the acute work injury and provide exercise rehabilitation to ensure a safe return to work. Our team liaise with workplaces and work cover and offer workplace assessment when appropriate. We provide work-site assessment through observation of your workplace wherein ergonomic modification may be necessary to find the source of particular injuries e.g. computer desk setup; lifting techniques.
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of these include joint and muscle tightness in the neck, trauma (eg car accident), stress and repetitive postures. Our physiotherapists can alleviate the headache by thoroughly assessing, diagnosing and treating the cause of symptoms. Common techniques used may include joint mobilisation, massage, western acupuncture and dry needling and exercises to strengthen specific muscles in the neck.
Clinical Pilates and Exercise
Our physiotherapists are trained to design specific Pilates sequences and techniques to incorporate with your exercise program. These will be aimed to help with your specific treatment plan to assist in pain management and recovery from injury. Regular exercise and Pilates with a Pilates instructor also help prevent further injury.
Pilates-based exercise is also beneficial during pregnancy and the post-natal period. Our physiotherapists can provide both individual sessions and small group classes, all of which attract a health fund rebate.
Pregnancy and Post-natal Care
Our physiotherapists are trained to aid you in managing the changes, and aches and pains associated with pregnancy and the post-natal period. These can be due to hormonal, postural and balance changes, as well as the increased weight of the baby.
Common issues are low back pain, abdominal muscle separation, pelvic floor weakness, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Our physios can assist you with hands-on treatment, advice and supports such as pregnancy belts, as well as Pilates and specific exercise suitable to each individual.
Additional items to enhance your recovery
We carry a range of tried and tested products to support your ongoing care and rehabilitation program. Products such as TENS machines, Foam Rollers, Massage Balls, Pilates socks and Fisiocrem are available for purchase from reception.