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What we do?

Physiotherapy treatment aims to correct movement abnormality or dysfunction using a wide variety of manual treatment techniques and exercise.

We promote self-management strategies to help your recovery and to prevent problems in the future.

We aim to work with you to improve your physical health, achieve your personal goals and allow you to get the most out of your life.

Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPY HELPS YOU

  • Reduce pain
  • Restore joint mobility
  • Improve muscle strength, flexibility and co-ordination
  • Restore stability, control and functional movement Improve movement efficiency
  • Restore and maintain balance

MUSCULOSKELETAL and SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Have post-graduate training, experience and knowledge of the latest evidence-based practice, skilled assessment and diagnosis of injuries and physical conditions.  

Stay informed of the latest in physiotherapy and relevant medical research.

This knowledge and experience helps us to help you to improve your mobility, co-ordination, strength, balance and overall fitness level

Physiotherapists have the expertise in the assessment and treatment of conditions of the joints, muscles and nerves of the body in order to:
  • Identify the underlying cause of your problem
  • Explain your problem so you understand and can be a partner in your care
  • Discuss with you the options and plans for treatment
  • Provide individualized care, using the most effective ‘hands-on’, up to date treatments to assist your recovery and prevent future injury
  • Help you to optimize your physical health and well being

WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Women’s Health physiotherapy relates to treatment specific to conditions affecting women.  Women's Health programs can be designed for women at all stages of life.  Our trained physiotherapists can develop an individualized program and incorporate it into management of musculoskeletal problems.  We work with you to help you better understand and manage issues relating to
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Continence and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Menopause
  • Reduced bone density
  • Back, pelvic and sacro-iliac pain

SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

A ‘Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist’ is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association who has completed extensive training and has passed the rigorous final practical and oral examinations and demonstrates exceptional expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  As well, a Specialist Physiotherapist contributes to the professional education of colleagues, actively engages in their own professional development, and has had involvement in research activities.

What is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?

A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist is a highly qualified health professional with extensive training and expertise in the assessment and treatment of conditions of the joints, muscles and nerves of the body. They employ the most effective, up to date techniques and deliver individualized treatment.

More ways to help you move well and stay well.

There are a number of important ways that Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy can help you.  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists work using a biomechanical approach to analyze variations from normal movement that you have and will work towards correcting the movement abnormality or dysfunction using a wide variety of manual treatment techniques and exercise.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists use advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods.  Staff at our clinic have also had training in a broader range of treatment techniques that complement musculoskeletal physiotherapy techniques.   Examples of these include acupuncture, dry needling, Pilates and mirror therapy.  As a result, we are in a good position to improve your mobility, co-ordination, strength, balance and overall fitness level.

A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist can help in many ways

  • able to identify and treat the underlying cause of problems.
  • able teach you about and improve posture, how to move well, lift correctly, avoid muscle strain and injury and return to fitness after childbirth, surgery, illness or inactivity.
  • able to use mobilization, manipulation, massage, strengthening, stretching techniques and exercise prescription are some of the strategies used to help improve your mobility and overall physical function.
  • Individual exercise programs and exercise advice can help you to correct faulty movement and control and improve coordination, leading to more comfortable and efficient movement and function.
  • as well, exercise programs to improve strength, endurance, overall flexibility and fitness will help to increase your strength and reduce the risk of recurrence of injury.

Up-to-date knowledge – scientific evidence

Our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists keep up to date with the latest research findings and advances in how the spine, muscles and joints work.  Staff at Melbourne Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy Clinic regularly deliver lectures as well as attend clinical workshops, courses and scientific conferences. This makes sure you are receiving the most up-to-date and effective care and advice.

Melbourne Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy Clinic provide specialist treatment in a wide range of common injuries and conditions. The Patient Information Cards below have been developed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and provide safe advice on the best way to manage your injury/condition.

MYOTHERAPY

Myotherapy (muscle therapy) is concerned with the assessment of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction, the application of various physical modalities to treat myofascial pain, and the rehabilitation of the soft tissue and underlying causes.  The aims of Myotherapy treatment are to restore or maintain normal muscular integrity, strength, flexibility, and decrease pain.

Myotherapists have completed a three year university programme in Victoria. Following detailed assessments of muscles and provide individualised treatment of myofascial trigger points. Treatment could also include dry needling of trigger points and exercise prescription.

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