General Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an allied health service profession provided by physiotherapists or physical therapists to promote, maintain, or restore health and wellbeing through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion.

The role of Physiotherapists 

Essentially, we are primary care treatment providers who work in conjunction with other medical health professionals to address injuries or conditions that limit your ability to move and perform functional activities in your daily life.

Physiotherapy is a professional career that spans many specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, women's health, chronic pain, and even wound care.

Our Specialty

Here at Strength and Pilates Physiotherapy, our main clientele consists of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and sports rehab but all our therapists are more than qualified to treat most movement-related pain and conditions. See the range of conditions and injuries we commonly treat down below.

Our Philosophy

Strength and Pilates Physiotherapy

Common Conditions and Injuries We Treat

Our therapists are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat the following conditions (and more). If you have any issues or concerns feel free to call and discuss with us so we can set you down the right path or organise a booking with one of our great team.

Head, Neck and Back

+

_

-Acute & chronic low back pain

-Chronic back pain

-Disc bulges, protrusions, prolapses

-Disc degenerative joint disease

-Herniated disc

-Mid back pain & stiffness

-Neck pain, dizziness, vertigo & headaches

-Ribcage dysfunction

-Scheuermann's disease

-Sciatica, nerve pain & nerve radiculopathy

-Scoliosis

-Spinal stenosis & spinal fusion rehab

-Spondylolysis & spondylolisthesis

-Thoracic outlet syndrome

-T4 syndrome

-TMJ dysfunction

-Wry neck

-Whiplash & concussion

Shoulder

+

_

-AC joint sprains

-Arthritis

-Bankart lesions

-Bicep tendon ruptures

-Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)

-Hill Sach lesions

-Labral tears

-Long thoracic nerve palsy

-Pec strains/rupture

-Rotator cuff tear and rotator cuff injuries

-Scapular dyskinesia

-Shoulder impingement

-Shoulder instability, dislocation, subluxation

-SLAP lesion/tear

-Subacromial & subdeltoid bursitis

-The painful and stiff shoulder

-The painful and unstable shoulder

-The painful and weak shoulder

Elbow, Forearm and Wrist

+

_

  • Bicep tendinopathy

  • Bicep tendon rupture

  • Carpal instability

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Colles fracture

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Guyon's canal syndrome

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Pronator teres syndrome

  • Radial head fracture

  • Scaphoid fracture

  • Smith's fracture

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • TFCC injury

  • Tricep tendinopathy

  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

  • Wrist pain with sports

Hand, Thumb and Fingers

+

_

  • De Quervain's syndrome

  • Dupuytrens contracture

  • Finger dislocation

  • Flexor & extensor tendon injuries

  • Hand arthritis

  • Jersey finger

  • Ligament sprain

  • Mallet finger

  • Metacarpal fracture

  • Nerve pain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Skier's thumb

  • Swan-neck deformity

  • Thumb subluxation

  • Trigger finger

Hip and Thigh

+

_

  • Adductor strain & tendinopathy

  • Clinical biomechanics of hip pain & ITBFS

  • Femoral fracture

  • Groin pain

  • Hamstring strain/tear/rupture

  • Hip dislocation rehab

  • Hip impingement (FAI)

  • Iliopsoas tendinopathy

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Labral tear

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Quad contusion

  • Quad strain/tear/rupture

  • Snapping hip syndrome

  • Trochanteric bursitis & lateral hip pain

Knee

+

_

  • ACL rehab (+PCL, MCL, LCL)

  • Clinical biomechanics of knee pain

  • Fat-pad syndrome

  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS)

  • Ligament sprain/rupture

  • Knee joint & kneecap instability rehab

  • Meniscus tear

  • Osgood-Schlatter's disease

  • Patellar chondromalacia

  • Patellar tendinopathy & tendinitis

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

  • Pes anserine bursitis

  • Popliteus strain/tendinopathy

  • Prepatellar bursitis

  • Tibial plateau fracture

Ankle and Shin

+

_

  • Ankle fracture

  • Achilles rupture

  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ankle sprain

  • Calf pain

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Gastroc strain

  • Peroneal tendinopathy

  • ​Peroneal tendon subluxation

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

  • Sever's disease

  • Shin splints

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Tibialis anterior dysfunction

Foot

+

_

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Flat feet problems

  • Foot fracture

  • High arch problems

  • Heel pain

  • Hallux valgus

  • Hallux rigidis

  • Jones fracture

  • Lisfranc injuries

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Metatarsal fracture

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Stress fracture

  • Turf toe

Other Conditions

+

_

  • Arthritic conditions

  • Bone spurs

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP)

  • Core strengthening

  • Fractures & casting

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuries (MVA)

  • Nerve compression & nerve injuries

  • Nerve radiculopathy & radicular nerve pain

  • Osteocondritis dissecans

  • Pelvic floor rehab

  • Poor posture - analysis & correction

  • Post-surgery rehab

  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)

  • Second opinion physio

  • Work-related accidents/injuries (WorkCover & Worker's Compensation)

General Physiotherapy FAQs

When should I see a Physiotherapist?

+

_

IMG_20170322_164037_304 (1).jpg

Physiotherapists are equipped with the skills to assess and diagnose almost all injuries. For most of these, a Physiotherapist will be the primary health practitioner or an important member of your healthcare team, in rare situations that fall out of their scope, the therapist will be able to connect you to the necessary services. This makes them a great first contact in a lot of situations.

 

Some common examples we see include if you:  

  • have any bruising, swelling or deformity 

  • have sustained an injury (at home, in a car accident or playing sport)

  • are experiencing muscle or joint aches or pains (particularly high levels of pain or over long periods)

  • experience muscle weakness 

  • have pins and needles or numbness 

  • have problems balancing or experience falls 

  • need advice on managing weight and using exercise programmes

  • need advice on exercise or improving strength, fitness or flexibility 

  • returning to activity or sport from an injury or surgery. 

  • want to improve your sporting performance 

  • have recently had a baby and are experiencing pain 

This list is by no means exhaustive and if you have a question about a specific problem you can talk to our awesome team of physios. There is no charge for advice. 

For the majority of musculoskeletal injuries, yes we can. However, for most injuries do not expect a quick fix. Most conditions do not resolve overnight and we have to aid and respect the body's timeline throughout the tissue repair phase. We highly recommend seeing your therapist as early as you can during the acute phase of an injury. This is because generally the more chronic the condition, the longer it would take until we see a significant response to treatment.

 

Everybody and every case is different and depending on how you respond to treatment will differ depending on your injury/condition. If we feel you are not making as much progress throughout your rehab as you should be, we may refer on to a specialist for a second opinion, or someone who will be able to help.

Can you fix / do you fix (condition / injury)?

+

_

How many sessions will I need?

+

_

Your therapist will be able to give you more insight in regards to your rehab timeline following your initial consultation, as each treatment plan is tailored to the individual.

 

For minor, acute injuries we can see huge improvements within 4-8 sessions.

For major, sub-acute type injuries we are looking at around 8-12 treatment sessions.

For complex, long-term chronic issues, we may be looking at 12-16+ sessions depending on your condition.

These are general guidelines and every patient case is different but you will notice significant improvements early on. If we feel you are not progressing along the rehab path as expected, you may be referred on to get scans, see a specialist, or merely for a second opinion as we are about prioritising your health and wellbeing.

Can I still see a Strength and Pilates Physiotherapist if I’m not in pain?

+

_

Yes, you can still see one of our therapists if you don't have any pain. Our therapists are trained to assess and identify body imbalances, reduced mobility or weaknesses that may contribute to injury in the future. We aim to be preventative, to treat it before it actually becomes a problem for you.