Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is evidence-based therapy targeted to diagnose your injury or illness, treat your symptoms, and manage your rehabilitation by using natural methods such as massage, exercise, stretches, adapted equipment, education and motivation. Many people associate Physiotherapy with sporting injuries, however the resourceful tool box of our Physiotherapists are used to treat conditions that affect muscles, joints, nerves, respiratory system, heart function and mobility complications that reduce your ability to move the way you want and enjoy your daily life.

Physiotherapy Treatments We Provide

Chronic Pain Management

Chronic conditions and injuries are managed differently to acute pain and require specific interventions for the best outcomes. Using a biopsychocosocial approach our Physiotherapist address the biological, psychological and social aspects of having a chronic injury or pain. We will closely work with your GP and other health care providers to achieve optimal management and health.

Sports Injury Prevention and Management

Areas covered in a sport consultation

  • Diagnoses of injury through a detailed expert assessment
  • Load management discussed- too much or too little load can have a significant effect on injury
  • Sporting biomechanics and technique education if applicable
  • Strength and endurance testing specific to the sport
  • Education for self-management
  • The importance of rest or recovery days
  • The most recent evidence-based physiotherapy treatment techniques

After the initial consultation we will provide you with a:

  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Recovery time frame for return to sport
  • Treatment plan
  • Sports specific rehabilitation program with online videos/ photos available from your computer smart phone

Common sport injuries we treat:

  • Plantar fascitis, fasciopathy, fasciosis, plantar heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin pain- medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Knee pain- anterior knee pain, patellofemoral pain,
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Groin pain, adductor tendinopathy
  • Hamstring pain- insertional tendinopathy
  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Hip and lower back pain
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Common terms used in back pain:

  • discogenic lower back pain
  • disc injuries protrusions, bulges, annulus wall tears, extrusions
  • sciatica
  • internal disc disruption
  • disc dessication
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • osteoarthrtic back conditions
  • strains and sprains
  • spinal canal stenosis
  • stress fractures
  • sacroiliac joint disorders
  • trigger points
  • muscle spasm
Shoulder Pain Treatment

Common shoulder diagnoses treated with physiotherapy:

  • rotator cuff tendon injuries -full thickness and partial thickness tears
  • sub acromial bursitis (shoulder bursitis)
  • shoulder impingement
  • frozen shoulder
  • glenoid labrum injuries
  • sports shoulder injuries (swimmers and throwers shoulders, strains and sprains)
  • osteoarthritis of the gleno-humeral and acromio-clavicular (AC) joints
  • AC joint injuries
  • shoulder subluxation
  • shoulder dislocation
  • acute calcific tendinopathy
  • tendon pathologies (tendonosis and tendinopathy)
  • Nerve entrapments
Knee Pain Treatment

Common knee conditions treated:

  • Patellofemoral pain or anterior knee pain
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears and injuries
  • Knee ligament sprains (ACL, PCL,MCL, LCL)
  • Knee sports injuries
  • Post knee surgery (including ACL reconstruction, and general arthroscopic procedures)
  • Patellar tendon pathology
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Running knee injuries
Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment

Common conditions in foot and ankle treated by our Camberwell Physiotherapists:

  • Achilles tendinitis, achilles tendinosis, achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciopathy, plantar fasciosis, plantar heel pain, heel spur
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Stress fractures to foot ( cuboid, navicular and metatarsal bone stress fractures)
  • Bunion or hallux valgus pain
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis

Our Treatments Are Suitable For The Following People

Physiotherapists treat a diverse array of patients suffering from both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injury, cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory conditions. These injuries include muscular tears or strains, ligament injury, tendon injuries, joint irritation or degeneration, neural referral, management of cardiovascular lifestyle conditions such as diabetes, post-surgical rehabilitation and respiratory management for conditions such as bronchiectasis, asthma and cystic fibrosis.

Ensure You Are Treated By The Best

James O’Conner

Available at the following locations:
Ormeau

James O’Connor completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University in 2014, following completion of his Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2011. Throughout his tertiary studies, James conducted research into neuroscience-related exercise physiology, exercise science, clinical markers for biochemistry of exercise, and musculoskeletal screening protocols for both the Australian Army and the Queensland Police. Since then James has worked for the Gold Coast Suns AFL Club, three private practices, and a private hospital as a rehabilitation physiotherapist.

Enzzio Spruyt

Available at the following locations:
Broadbeach, Coombabah, Palm Beach