Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and restore normal movement patterns. The goal for our camberwell physios is to reduce and eliminate pain, restore muscle and joint function and improve your overall mobility so you can live happier, healthier and injury-free. During your treatment you will have time to ask questions and involve yourself in the treatment process. At Eastside we work with you to plan the route to recovery and build strategies to get you back to good health.
OUR 3 STEP PROCESS FOR BETTER RESULTS:
A thorough history is taken to establish the cause of your injury.
A detailed physical assessment is done to identify the extent (grade) of your injury.
This is really important as we often see people who have failed “rehab” for a condition, only to find that previous treatments were not appropriate for the grade of the injury.
Expect to receive hands-on care designed to immediately reduce your pain and speed up the recovery process.
The factors contributing to your pain will be identified and you will learn exactly what you should be doing to help speed up your recovery.
Tailored Recovery Program
The exercises prescribed are specific to your injury and your individual needs.
Expect guidance from your treating physio to ensure that you are improving as fast as possible.
BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
One of the primary benefits of seeing a physiotherapist is the alleviation of pain. Physiotherapists utilise various techniques, including manual therapy, exercises, and modalities such as ultrasound or heat therapy, to reduce inflammation and pain in affected areas, providing relief and improving the patient's quality of life.
Improved mobility and flexibility
Physiotherapists assess and diagnose movement limitations in patients, and then design tailored treatment plans to address these issues. By implementing targeted exercises and stretches, physiotherapists help patients regain mobility, enhance flexibility, and reduce the risk of future injuries.
Enhanced strength and balance
Physiotherapy treatments often include strength-building exercises and balance training. These activities not only facilitate recovery but also help patients maintain stability, improve muscle function, and prevent falls, particularly in older adults or those with balance impairments.
Faster recovery from injury or surgery
Physiotherapists work closely with patients to develop customised rehabilitation programmes aimed at facilitating quicker recovery. They provide guidance on appropriate exercises, monitor progress, and adjust treatments as needed to ensure patients can safely and effectively return to their daily activities or sports.
Prevention of recurring issues and long-term health benefits
Physiotherapy can be instrumental in identifying and addressing the root causes of pain and movement limitations. By providing education on proper body mechanics, posture, and ergonomics, physiotherapists empower patients to take control of their health and prevent future issues. Additionally, they offer guidance on incorporating healthy habits and exercise routines into daily life, contributing to long-term wellness and overall health improvement.
SOME COMMON INJURIES WE TREAT:
Lower Back Pain
Disc bulge, protrusion, or herniation
Chronic back pain
Hip + Pelvis Pain
Arthritis + joint replacement
Gluteal and Hamstring tendonitis
Osteitis pubis + Adductor injuries
ACL, PCL, MCL recovery
Osteoarthritis + GLA:D program
PFJ (Patella) pain
Tennis and golfers elbow
Sub acromial impingement
Rotator cuff tear
Dislocation and subluxation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between physiotherapy and massage?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent human health problems by physically manipulating the body. Massage is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscles, connective tissue, tendons) to enhance a person's health and well-being.
Is physiotherapy covered by insurance?
Yes, physiotherapy is often covered by insurance. Massage, on the other hand, is not as typically covered by insurance.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy has many benefits, but some of the key benefits include: improved movement and function, relief from pain and tension, prevention of injury and improved overall wellbeing.
How often should I go for a session?
You should go for a physiotherapy session as often as recommended by your therapist. Depending on your condition, you may need to go weekly, monthly or even only once every few months.
What should I wear to my physiotherapy session?
You should wear loose, comfortable clothing to your physiotherapy session. This will allow your therapist to access the areas they need to treat.