What our Physiotherapists Offer
Physiotherapists are scientifically trained health professionals who have completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy over four years at university.
The treatment techniques used are based on thorough examination of the presenting problem, identification of the cause and contributing factors, and correction of these factors through non-surgical techniques including mobilisation, manipulation, massage, stretches, taping, exercises (strengthening/stabilisation) and education.
Physiotherapists aim to return the patient to their normal daily activities pain-free as soon as possible. They also aim to make the patient less-reliant on clinician treatment through advice on appropriate modification of harmful activities and independent exercise programs.
Physiotherapists treat a range of musculoskeletal problems including back and neck pain, headaches, peripheral joint injuries (such as shoulders, arms, hips, knees & ankles), muscle injuries (strains & inflammation) along with sports and occupational injuries. They are able to order X-ray’s, MRI’s and ultrasound investigations to assist in diagnosis and management. Physiotherapists are currently the leading profession in researching the role of stabilisation exercises for back and related problems.
Conditions we treat
Physiotherapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Headache and neck pain
- Back pain
- Sporting injuries
- Sprained ankles
- Muscle strains
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Mobility impairment
- Musculoskeletal injuries
East Ivanhoe Physiotherapy offers the following forms of treatment:
- Accurate diagnosis
- Joint mobilisation
- Soft tissue release
- Specific flexibility exercises
- Supervised strengthening exercises
- Soft tissue work
- Strapping and bracing
- Rehabilitation of sports injuries
- Dry needling
- Injury prevention
- Prompt referral to specialists if required
- Prompt referral for further investigation if needed
- Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation
- Manipulative therapy