2/12 Cooper St, Macksville, NSW, 2447

Physiotherapy

Common Injuries & Conditions

Our Physiotherapists use a combination of techniques, exercises and education to treat musculoskeletal injuries and ongoing pain to allow you to get the most of your life. Physiotherapy can help in the repair of injuries by optimizing the healing process, reducing pain/stiffness and improving function and mobility. As first contact practitioners, it is not necessary to have a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapists treat a range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Both women’s or men’s specific health issues
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries
  • Pre and post operative rehabilitation
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Whiplash injuries

Areas of Physiotherapy for your body:

– Ankle – Chest – Elbow
– Fingers – Foot – Hand
– Head – Hip – Knee
– Leg – Lower Back – Neck
– Pelvis – Shoulder – Wrist

Treatment

Before any treatment is undertaken your physiotherapist will perform a comprehensive assessment to assist with the diagnosis of the problem and to help you to understand what the underlying causes of your injury may be. Treatment plans will depend on you, your lifestyle. activities and your general health.

After this initial assessment, a variety of treatments may be appropriate, this may include the following:

  • Assistance with the use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to maximize your mobility.
  • Core Strengthening Classes
  • Dry needling to release muscle tension
  • Education about your condition
  • Electrotherapy/Ultrasound
  • Ergonomic education
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Gym based exercises
  • Home-based exercise program
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Joint Mobilisation/ Manipulation
  • Massage, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Muscle re-education
  • Postural Retraining and movement awareness
  • Strength Training
  • Stretching
  • Taping: sports, Kinesio and rehabilitation

Types of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can not only treat musculoskeletal issues but these professionals extend their knowledge and care to a range of chronic health impacts such as diabetes and heart issues.

The following are some of the other types of Physiotherapy:

  • Acupuncture and dry needling
  • Aquatic
  • Cancer, palliative care and lymphoedema
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Disability
  • Emergency department
  • Gerontology
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Occupational health
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatric
  • Pain
  • Physiotherapy for animals, often working with vets
  • Sports
  • Women’s, men’s and pelvic health

Outcomes

Our physiotherapists take time and care about the outcome of all patients. For this reason, all treatments are one on one and tailored to the individual.

We use a hands-on approach and liaise with additional health professionals and specialists to provide our clients with the best overall healthcare.

Qualification required to practice as a Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists found listed on the Australian Physiotherapy Website (APA) are all practicing members of the APA must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PhysioBA) and abide by their code of conduct.

An APA member also upholds the APA code of conduct, which complements the PhysioBA code of conduct. Around 17,000 practicing physiotherapists are members of the APA. For any more information, please follow the following link: https://australian.physio