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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal (muscles, ligaments and bones) system of our body in the event of pain, stiffness and/or loss of function.Physiotherapists undertake a four year University qualification with many also continuing on to Postgraduate studies intheir specific area of interest.  It has a strong scientific background and clinical research efficacy. In your initial appointment our Physiotherapist will gain a history of your injury or condition and then perform a thorough physical examination to determine the cause of your symptoms.  Treatment is aimed at reducing pain; restoring normal movement and prevention of recurrence of the same pathology.

"Our Physiotherapists are experts in the field of exercise therapy and as such, are also important providers of medical care in sporting clubs and sporting events and many other community groups." 

Treatment techniques utilised by Physiotherapists are varied and may differ from therapist to therapist.  Most techniques can be classified as either manual therapy or exercise therapy. Manual therapy describes techniques performed by the Physiotherapist on the patient directly.  This includes joint mobilisation and manipulation; massage; and stretching. 

The origin of Physiotherapy lies in the development of massage techniques and as such, we are a “hands on” profession who prides itself on it’s expert knowledge of the human body and our specialised skills. Exercise therapy is the prescription and performance of appropriate exercises in the management and prevention of injuries.  Exercise has strong scientific research to support its role in the management of many different types of diseases and medical conditions, including chronic low back pain; diabetes; osteoporosis; arthritis; lung and heart disease. 


Pilates

Pilates is a total physical conditioning programme for both your body and your mind. The emphasis in Pilates training is on flexibility, strength, co-ordination and posture.

'Through Pilates, you will gain a better understanding of how your body moves as you develop control through different postures and positions.  Your body will become more toned, more flexible and importantly, your mind will be more relaxed.'

Our Pilates Physiotherapists are all Physiotherapists who have completed an additional year long postgraduate course, making them some of the best trained Pilates Instructors in Australia. Pilates at Midland Physiotherapy is a safe and effective form of exercise and is suitable for anyone of any age, fitness or ability. 

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Studio Pilates incorporates Pilates programmes and classes which are held in our Pilates studio.  They are run by our Pilates Physiotherapists. We have a number of local doctors and other allied health professionals who utilise our pilates services because of the quality training of our Pilates Physiotherapists.

'Our Physiotherapist's expert services and skills are in such high demand, it's because of them that our Pilates studio in Midland has such a fantastic reputation.'

Each client undergoes an intial one-on-one assessment and introduction and they then receive a customised programme which is supervised and modified constantly by one of our Pilates Physiotherapists.  Group sizes are very small – between 1-4 clients per Physiotherapist to enable close monitoring and progression of exercises.

These classes are very popular so booking is essential, please call reception on 9274 1482.


Mat Pilates Classes

As it’s name suggest, Mat Pilates Classes are held on mats in the main treating area of the clinic. The class is suitable for anyone wanting to participate in a generalised flexibility and core strengthening programme. 

'Our Physiotherapist formulate an hour long exercise session utilising pilates, yoga and stretching techniques.' 

Class programmes are run by school terms and so are usually between 8-11 weeks in duration.Pre assessment is essential for anyone carrying an existing injury or suffering from a particular medical condition. These classes are very popular so booking prior to the commencement of the term programme is essential. Please call the clinic reception of 9274 1482 for more information.


Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is basically exercise in water.  The pool used by our Physiotherapists and patients is heated to therapeutic levels (warmer than a community heated pool) to allow improved circulation and flexibility of soft tissues as the patient exercises.  

'The buoyancy of the water helps to reduce load on damaged or healing joints and tissues, allowing your body to recover easily.'  

Every session is  closely supervised by our Physiotherapists and every programme is customised for individual patients.  

Hydrotherapy is very beneficial for post-surgery rehabilitation and osteoarthritic conditions where sometimes land based exercise programmes are too painful or limited.

Booking is essential, please call reception on 9274 1482


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues to help improve blood flow and tissue flexibility and can be used for relaxation, pain relief and/or muscle tightness. All Physiotherapists are well trained in massage therapy techniques which they utilise frequently during any of our Physiotherapy consultations.

'Many of our patients utilise both our Physiotherapists and our Massage Therapist in the management of their conditions.'

In addition, Midland Physiotherapy has a Massage Therapist who offers ½ hour or 1 hour sessions purely for massage therapy. Our Massage Therapist has worked alongside our Physiotherapists for many years which has generated a great working relationship between the two professions.

Booking is essential, please call reception on 9274 1482.


Living Fit Classes

Our “Living Fit” classes are designed to cater for those individuals who want to improve their strength, flexibility or fitness – under the supervision of a professional.   A Physiotherapist will initially undertake a one-on-one health and fitness evaluation and if necessary, seek the approval and advice of your GP.

'All exercise programmes are customised specifically for your level of fitness and your goals and requirements.  Each hour long class is held within the clinic and is closely supervised by the Physiotherapist who regularly monitors your progress.'

Patients who have enjoyed the benefits of such a highly supervised and customised exercise programme include those patients with:

  • osteoporosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • cardiac disease
  • lung disease
  • asthma
  • chronic regional pain syndrome
  • post-surgical and post-trauma conditions
  • motor vehicle accident injuries
  • chronic back pain

Please call the clinic on 9274 1482 to talk to any of our reception staff about joining our classes that keep you “living fit”.

Class fees are eligible for rebate on private health insurance.


Real Time Ultrasound Imaging 

Long been used for imaging babies in utero, and other medical investigations, ultrasound imaging is now being used by trained Physiotherapists in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and lower back and pelvic pain.

In chronic low back pain, there is scientific evidence that specific retraining of the deep stabilising muscles of the trunk and pelvic can reduce the risk of recurrence of low back pain.  However, as these muscles lie deep within the abdomen, many people find it difficult to activate them correctly.

Similarly, the pelvic floor musculature is a region where many people find it difficult to visualise and “feel” the correct contraction.  There is significant research evidence to support retraining of these muscles in the management of symptoms such as bladder leakage and                                                                                                                   prolapse issues.

'Real time ultrasound imaging allows he Physiotherapist and patient to see the movement of certain muscles in “real time” or as it is actually happening.  The image appears on the screen and this ability to see the muscle contraction is very useful in successfully retraining and recruiting weak or poorly functioning muscles.'

This service is provided by Physiotherapists at Midland Physiotherapy and is rebatable under private health cover.

Booking is essential, please call reception on 9274 1482.


Other Treatment:

Neck and Back Pain Treatment

Physiotherapists are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of neck and back pain and injuries to the spine. Whether it be a whiplash injury caused by a car accident, or a posture related neck or lower back condition, our Physiotherapists will assist in the diagnosis and management of your injury and pain.

Identification of predisposing factors related to your condition is often the key to achieving a successful outcome and resolution of your symptoms. 

We often spend a large amount of time sitting at desks and computers, where poor ergonomics and workstation set-up can put you at risk of developing poor sedentary postures. This can subsequently manifest as neck and back pain. Identifying and correcting such issues can quickly help to ease these symptoms and prevent future recurrences.

Following a car or workplace accident, many people suffer from a broad range of neck and back pain and problems. Early assessment will help to ensure that you manage your injury and pain correctly from the start. 

Research shows that appropriate early movement and exercise can often prevent neck and back injuries developing into chronic problems. Your Physiotherapist will take you through a thorough assessment and formulate a customised treatment programme suited to the stage and severity of your condition to ensure the most effective back pain treatment possible.

  

Sports Injuries

Physiotherapists are highly sought after to screen for potential injuries that athletes may be predisposed to or at risk of developing. Once an injury does occur or a musculoskeletal condition does develop, Physiotherapists are recognised as leaders i