Musculoskeletal
Physiotherapy

A diagnosis, root cause analysis, treatment and plan for self optimisation.

While movement and partaking in sport is highly encouraged for health, injuries and pain are unfortunately inevitable and have the potential to cause reduced quality of life. Whether you are tied to your computer, a casual runner, avid yogi, or a serious athlete, there is still a potential for a wide variety of injuries. These range from soft tissue overuse injuries such as tendonitis/tendonosis to acute trauma such as fractures and dislocations. Our sports physiotherapists are experienced in the recognition and management of such conditions and will ensure they provide you with a considered diagnosis and a personalised treatment options and plan for prevention of recurrence. 

Common Conditions Treated With Physiotherapy

Pain Syndromes/Sports Injuries

  • Neck/Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Radiculopathies (nerve pain)

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow (pain on the outside or inside of your elbow)

  • Plantar Fasciitis and other heel pain.

  • Patellofemoral Knee Pain (or pain at the front of the knee)

  • Patella tendonitis/tendonosis (Jumpers Knee)

  • Shoulder impingement

Commonly Treated Post Surgical Conditions

  • Ligament repairs (e.g. ACL)

  • Mensicus Repairs/Menisectomies

  • Tendon repairs (e.g. Rotator cuff/Achilles tendon)

  • Labral Repairs (Hip and shoulder)



 
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How Do We Intervene?

Though we believe that education and return to early movement and exercise are key pillars of recovery, we also utilise the following adjunct modalities:

- Manual Therapy - myofascial release/joint mobilisation and manipulation

- Dry Needling - Spinal/peripheral/fascial/trigger point

- Shockwave - For Tendonopathies and myofascial trigger points

- Taping - Both rigid and kinesio taping

- Basic orthoses

- Dietary/supplement prescription/advice

- Biomechanics correction

Dry Needling

Dry needling (Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling) is the use of either solid filiform needles (also referred to as acupuncture needles) or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. In our practice, as is common now, we use acupuncture needles.

Following careful evaluation, the disposable needle is briefly inserted into the taught myofascial band, often creating a characteristic “twitch” within the tissue. This quick contraction of the restricted fibres leads to a reflex relaxation and of the bunched up muscular fibres. This enables the return of adequate muscle length, normal blood flow and the release of toxins that may have built up from the previously poorly nutrient depleted area of tissue.

The needle also has the effect of stimulating a healing response. Very often in the case of chronic pain and tendonopathies for example, tissue requires the kick start of a new inflammatory reponse. Carefull application of the needle to the degenerated area can help to stimulate this response leading to the laying down of new tissue.

For more information on myofascial trigger points see the article “myofascial trigger points” in our patient education section. 

For more treatments and services we provide under physiotherapy, please contact us. 

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 Common Conditions Treated With Physiotherapy

Pain Syndromes/Sports Injuries

  • Neck/Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Radiculopathies (nerve pain)

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow (pain on the outside or inside of your elbow)

  • Plantar Fasciitis and other heel pain.

  • Patellofemoral Knee Pain (or pain at the front of the knee)

  • Patella tendonitis/tendonosis (Jumpers Knee)

  • Shoulder impingement

Commonly Treated Post Surgical Conditions

  • Ligament repairs (e.g. ACL)

  • Mensicus Repairs/Menisectomies

  • Tendon repairs (e.g. Rotator cuff/Achilles tendon)

  • Labral Repairs (Hip and shoulder)