Musculoskeletal physiotherapy involves assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing pain in muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. Physiotherapy is broad-based and so it is suitable for treating and managing pain in common areas such as the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Patients with problems originating from everyday wear and tear or sports injuries including muscle strains and tendon injuries (tendinopathy); and those recovering from surgery are some examples of those who benefit from the all-round approach that physiotherapy revolves around.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a recognised allied health professional who specialises in safe exercise prescription and lifestyle modification for those with, or at risk of, chronic disease.
Chronic disease covers a range of conditions including:
- Diabetes - Obesity
- COPD - Asthma
- Stroke - Cancer
- High blood pressure or cholesterol
- Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis
- Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia
- Mental Health
AEP’s use their specific knowledge and skills to safely conduct 1:1 sessions, or group sessions, with the aim to design and deliver exercise interventions using a variety of methods, whether it be land based, water based, functional activities, stretches, etc.
Remedial massage is a technique which helps to offer pain relief for a number of musculoskeletal conditions. It is a targeted treatment that can include deep tissue massage, trigger point release, dry needling, cupping and myofasical release to have a desired therapeutic effect. Healthy Bodies Physiotherapy has an experienced remedial masseur who works holisitically with other practitioners at the clinic to provide comprehensive patient care.
Group Rehabilitation and Pilates classes
Some patients may require more supervision with rehabilitation or training to correct musculoskeletal conditions that have developed over time or as a result of a sporting injury. In this case, our group rehabilitation and Pilates classes are a more cost-effective solution as opposed to one-on-one sessions with our physiotherapists. Our group classes take a maximum of just 4 students, so our physiotherapists can provide each patient with the individual attention they deserve. Our group classes are also designed for versatility, so we tailor a customised plan for each participant in the class, whether they will benefit most from specific exercise rehabilitation, Pilates or a combination.
A recent addition, our new gym facilities span across a spacious 60 square metres. Featuring equipment including weights, Pilates reformers, exercise balls and more, our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists will be able to observe patients’ exercise techniques (e.g. bench pressing or squatting) first-hand so they can advise necessary modifications that will lead to a reduction in pain and a long term solution to your problem.