Orthopaedics

Physiotherapy is an important rehabilitation process following surgery for repair, reconstruction or joint replacement.

The doctor may order treatment following surgery to help maintain or regain normal function. Exercises for your limbs, assistance with regaining mobility or fitting of splints or walking aids may also be required. Surgery may affect important muscle groups and Physiotherapy is an integral part of a total recovery plan. Our physiotherapists aim to maximise the benefits of surgery by rehabilitating muscle, joint and other injuries. Your physiotherapist will discuss the goals for your treatment during your first consultation.

Spinal

Back pain should not be ignored. Early intervention is the key to success.

Physiotherapists treat back pain in a variety of ways. Recent research indicates that one of the most important treatments for low back pain is that the patient be encouraged to move and exercise.

Low Back Pain - Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment, diagnostic decision making and treatment of low back pain arising from a musculoskeletal disorder. There is strong evidence to support that general exercise programs result in reduced disability, reduced absenteeism and faster return to work rates.

Neck Pain - Injury and postural problems are the main causes of neck pain. Physiotherapists can identify the reasons for your neck pain and provide effective treatment. Diseases such as arthritis or degeneration of the discs can also cause pain in your head, shoulders, arms and upper back. Physiotherapists will be able to determine the source of your neck pain and treat it effectively. We may use mobilisation, massage, remedial exercise, postural assessment, correction and advice, relaxation therapy, electrotherapy and heat treatment.