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  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis pain and stiffness
  • Osteoporosis and balance
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Injuries and Whiplash
  • Lymphoedema and swelling

PHYSIO SERVICES

Manual Therapy

Our physiotherapists pride themselves on using a very hands on approach. The high degree of training at University and post graduate courses ensures the treatment is safe, and effective at enhancing the resolution of your injury.

Manual therapy includes the following:

  • Massage specific to the injury, applied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments or used to reduce swelling.
  • Mobilisations to the joints of the spine or limbs. These are controlled movements and pressures to the joint to enhance its movement and reduce pain. These can also be especially effective for relief of arthritis pain
  • Stretching of the muscles and joints to improve flexibility of the area and allow for easier less restricted movement.
  • The Dean Watson Headache Technique
  • Sarah Key Method

These techniques stretch and mobilise the tissues and assists the body in regaining its normal movement and healing more quickly. Manual therapy is appropriate for children, adults and the elderly, but is ultimately judged as appropriate in each individual case by the physiotherapist.

Our physiotherapists apply these techniques in a combination that results in the most optimal resolution of the injury. Self management techniques are also taught to the patient so that the benefits of the treatment are continued and maintained.

If you have any questions our physiotherapist will answer them in a way that you can understand.

 

Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Many of the therapists at Sturt Road Physio are trained in the use of either Dry Needling or Acupuncture within the scope of physiotherapy. Acupuncture and Dry Needling involves using a fine, sterile, filament needle in order to get specific reactions in the muscle or tissue.

Dry needling can be very effective in relieving pain, reducing muscle tension and improving function. It is clinically found to be especially effective in releasing tension of the neck and shoulder muscles, treating tennis elbow, releasing trigger points throughout the muscles of the body. It can achieve better flexibility of a muscle than stretching alone.

Kate Kennedy has trained in Traditional Acupuncture through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This training has a Japanese Meridian Approach and involves the use of many needles with light tissue stimulation and an emphasis on palpation of the body tissues and meridians for diagnostic and reassessment purposes. Kate finds using the combination of Eastern and Western Medicine highly effective in treating many conditions including chronic pain, women’s health, headaches and musculoskeletal pain.