What we treat

Our holistic approach provides quick relief and facilitates recovery.

The Movement Sytem

The Movement System is one of the major systems of the body, like the Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Endocrine Systems. The Movement System includes all structures involved in movement – the skeleton, joints and ligaments, muscles and tendons, the fascial system, and the nervous system.

We treat pain and injury within the Movement System and restore its optimal function for short term relief and performance, and long-term quality of life.

When it comes to facing a recovery, having a systematic approach can make all the difference.

Addressing these problems can restore a healthy Movement System:

  • Pain
  • Recurrent injuries
  • Changes after surgery
  • Weakness causing postural pain
  • Limitations impacting your ability to exercise

Neck, Back and Nerve Pain

Every-day movements and posture habits place load on the spine, and the compounding changes can lead to structural failure or injury.

Treatment is first focused on relieving pain and facilitating healing, then releasing restrictions on the spine from within the fascia and muscles, restoring joint mobility and correcting your alignment.

Successful retraining of healthier posture and movement habits achieves a more resilient spine and give you confidence.

    Joint pain and ligament sprains

    Joint pain

    A common cause of joint pain is osteoarthritis. Managing an arthritic joint is best done by maintaining its mobility, protecting it by strengthening the supporting muscles, maintaining your general fitness and managing pain appropriately.

    Ligament Sprains and Swelling

    Joint and ligament sprains are graded according to the severity of the injured structures. This guides the necessary management – rest, immobilisation, possible surgery, rehabilitation and guidelines for safe return to sport

      Muscle and tendon injuries

      Muscles interconnect with their tendons, which insert onto bone. Even though they largely function as a unit, the way their injuries occur and how they are managed are significantly distinct.

      Certain muscle strains require accurate diagnosis and specific management for optimal healing.

      Tendonitis, Tendon Tears

      Tendons have a unique collagen structure. It is for this reason that rest alone does not give adequate healing.

      There are different types of injuries that happen within tendons, such as a tear, acute inflammation within the tendon, inflammation between the tendon and the sheath, a chronic tendonopathy, or even an acute injury on top of a chronic injury. Getting an accurate diagnosis is key as the specific injury will guide the necessary management and rehabilitation.

        Sports injuries and rehabilitation

        Treating sports injuries

        The complexity of sports injuries makes it a specific field of practice. Physiotherapy treatment plays the unique role of facilitating the healing of an injury, while managing pain and initiating early phase rehabilitation. We address contributing factors as well as prevent or correct secondary problems.

        Running assessment and gait optimising

        For optimal running, there needs to be balance within the runner’s movement system, and sufficient control of movement to meet the demands of the sport. Analysis of the runner’s body with treadmill gait analysis helps identify problem points, and prioritise what changes should be made

        Pre- and post-operative physiotherapy

        Physiotherapy after Orthopaedic surgery

        Pre-operative preparation and Post-operative physiotherapy can set you up for optimal recovery from your surgery by guiding safe early mobilisation, learning the correct movement patterns, and regaining strength as soon as possible. The support, detailed information and quick resolution of any problems helps you recover better and quicker. Our Systematic Approach is specifically set up to support post-operative recovery.

        Physiotherapy after general surgery

        After general surgeries, you may receive physiotherapy in the hospital, but not be referred for sub-acute physiotherapy. Abdominal surgeries and laparoscopic procedures do change your fascial system, and can leave lingering discomfort or movement compensations. Physiotherapy to restore your scar mobility, spine mobility, posture and core strength can be done from 3-4 weeks post surgery, to years later.

        Chest physiotherapy for respiratory conditions

        For acute and chronic respiratory conditions chest physiotherapy techniques can effectively help in clearing excessive mucus from the airways, promoting better breathing and reducing the risk of complications. For chronic conditions, physiotherapy can assist in improving lung function, enhancing exercise tolerance, and enhancing quality of life.

        Lazer therapy for quicker healing and pain relief

        Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) provides a painless and effective solution for reducing inflammation, promoting tissue healing, and relieving pain. It has demonstrated success in various conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries like tendinitis and sprains, as well as chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and neuropathy.

        What patients say

        We are physiotherapists who participate in sport,

        … have faced injuries and who fully appreciate the value of having a healthy movement system.

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