Physiotherapy covers a range of assessment and treatment modalities. Physiotherapy may be used to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function when it is affected by pain, injury, disease, disorder, conditions, ageing or environmental factors. This may include anything from sports injury and rehab to improving quality of life throughout the lifespan.
This service includes a detailed assessment and provides hands on treatment that may include soft tissue therapy, massage, joint mobilisations and manipulations, cupping, instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment and sports and kinesiology taping. Also included are specific corrective exercises that are used to address pain and improve functioning in daily life or on the sporting field.
Exercise Physiology is grounded in the use of exercise to prevent and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. An Exercise physiologist (EP) specialises in the use of exercise as medicine to help people regain or maintain their function and health.
EPs are different in that they possess extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery and their ability to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury.
Whilst an EP will have a focus on treating and managing disease and illness, there is also an emphasis on disease prevention in which they can plan long-term prevention strategies to access a more optimal state of health. The combination of exercise prescription and behaviour change strategies are used to empower clients to better manage their health and assist them on their journey to optimum functioning.
This service includes a thorough assessment via questionnaires, postural assessment, range of motion testing, strength testing and needs analysis. After your assessment, a individualised exercise program based on your assessment. Exercise programs generally consist of various modalities such as aerobic and resistance training, depending on your needs.