Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners, so no referral is required.

We are open 11 hours per day – from 7am until 6pm. Parking is available underneath. Usually same day appointments available.

Thorough musculoskeletal assessment
The area of pain is often very unreliable for diagnosing where your actual problem originates. Physiotherapists perform a standard series of tests to locate and determine the nature of your particular problem. Once we know the problem we can direct treatment to suit. The treatment will usually include some manual hands on treatment, some exercise and most importantly what actions will make it worse or better.

Apply Plaster/Splint
With sufficient information the physio can advise you of what splint is suitable for your tennis elbow. Physios can also apply light weight plasters or, as is so often the case these days, application of a walking boot may be appropriate. We have a range of boots, slings, braces for your particular injury.

Manual Therapy
Obviously manual therapy would include soft tissue massage. The physio will determine the most suitable hands on therapy for your particular condition. Apart from massage it could include soft tissue release, connect therapy, muscle energy, manipulation, individual muscle stretching.

Braces/Crutches
Keeping mobile is often the number one priority. The physio can advise you regarding your ankle or knee brace. Alternatively, a set of crutches may be needed to allow for non weight bearing on one leg. Crutches and one good leg can get you around.

Exercise Prescription
The physiotherapy ethos is closely bound with the basic principle that movement is good. The physio can advise you on what you can and cannot do if you wish a speedy recovery. Home exercises don’t require a long time. They just need consistency in performance. Exercise advice depends on your particular condition.
One truisim for everyone is that moving house is bad for all known injuries!

Pilates Classes
See Tab on Home Page for extensive advice on Pilates services.

• Acupuncture/Dry Needling
This ancient treatment method originated in China. Virtually everyone who comes to physiotherapy has some pain. Acupuncture is well proven for reducing pain in a variety of conditions. The needles are all single pack, single use and come in a range of different sizes. On insertion it would mostly feel like a mosquito bite. Many people have a needle phobia. In these cases, physiotherapist have other methods to alleviate pain including heat/ice or heat rub/creams.

Post Surgical Treatment
Our physiotherapists have seen hundreds of patients after operations. The most common operations would be on knees, lower back, shoulders and ankles. The variance is quite large. Some people see the physiotherapist after three days, others cannot see a physiotherapist for six weeks. The first week or two of physiotherapy would normally involve basic range of motion exercises. Be advised by your surgical doctor as they know your exact condition. Appropriate exercise would often hasten recovery and return you to normal activities of daily living.

• Taping
We have a range of high quality rigid tapes for joint support. Most commonly would be the ankle after high grade sprain requiring taping for return to game activities. In particular people with knee-cap instability can receive added support from tape that can get them pain free or at least through the game. The physiotherapist can instruct the most efficient way for taping various joints.

South Sydney Sports Center Randwick Address