Physiotherapy offers multiple therapies and techniques to address injuries, rehabilitation needs and chronic illnesses. Scheduling an appointment with a physiotherapist in St. Kilda will result in a complete diagnostic assessment, treatment and management plan to alleviate pain, help heal and rehabilitate. The practice offers medical and physiotherapy services under a single roof, providing patients with a one-stop healthcare solution.
Services run the gamut, from physiotherapy, psychology and Pilates to speech pathology and podiatry. Physiotherapy treatments can be used alone or in combination with other techniques. Hands-on methods include manual manipulation and mobilisation, therapeutic massage and myotherapy for muscle and joint conditions. Physiotherapy eases pain, improves functionality, helps maintain mobility and aids in injury prevention.
The practice’s osteopathic services are available to diagnose and treat an extensive array of medical conditions. The clinic’s registered dietician can assist patients with information and advice on nutrition, healthy food choices and special diets to complement their treatment.
Dry needling, an ancient Chinese medical practice, is effective for relieving tension and for easing pain and inflammation. It works with the body’s own mechanisms to promote tissue health, healing and regeneration. Hydrotherapy utilizes the buoyancy of water to support the body, enabling patients to perform movements for mobility and rehabilitation that might not be possible on dry land.
Prescription exercise physiology is beneficial following post-surgical interventions and joint replacement, sports injuries and muscle atrophy, and for strengthening the back. Clinical Pilates builds strength in the core and pelvic floor, assists in injury prevention and stability, and aids in maintaining mobility. Programs are designed to accommodate the ability level of the individual and are modified as needed.
The practice’s speech pathologist specialises in working with children to assist them in communicating effectively and addressing issues that can interfere with social interaction and academic performance. For patients with foot problems, the clinic’s podiatrist provides treatment for multiple types of foot and lower limb infections, skin and nail disorders, and injuries and deformities.
Multiple types of therapeutic massage address post-surgical needs, rehabilitation requirements and are especially effective for patients with scar tissue. The method works with the body’s own healing mechanisms to improve circulation, remove toxins and stimulate the immune system. It’s also effective for improving sports performance.