Physiotherapy

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are passionate about facilitating optimal healing and empowering patients to take control of their injuries. We strive to provide individualised treatment plans based on the best current evidence and to create an atmosphere where patients can feel cared for, supported and acknowledged.

OUR APPROACH

Active Therapy

We always strive to ensure maximum patient participation during the rehabilitation process in order to empower and equip patients to self-manage. Passive treatment modalities are used as an adjunct to facilitate better, more comfortable exercise participation

Individualised

Each patient is different and we are committed to designing patient specific treatment plans to suit each person’s goals and unique presentation. We aim to remain aware of the complexity of our being and consider all internal and external factors that can influence healing and wellness.

Trusted Relationship

We strongly believe in the importance of a good therapeutic relationship with our patients and encourage mutual respect, intent listening and honest conversations

Evidence Based

All our physiotherapists regularly attend courses and use other resources to ensure that we are up to date with the latest in rehabilitation research

Accessibility

Our well-equipped gym ensures that we are not limited by lack of space or equipment during the rehabilitation process

Cross-referral

We closely monitor our patient’s progress and goals and in cases where no improvement occurs, we make use of second opinions from our colleagues and/or local specialists.

TREATMENT MODALITIES

Therapeutic modalities or treatments are used to assist the Physiotherapist in treating an injury, disability or disorder and to promote, maintain or restore a person’s physical and psychological well being.

At Therapy in Action we respect each patient’s individuality and preference and therefore a wide variety of treatment modalities are available to optimise each patient’s recovery.

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EDUCATION: Sharing of relevant information regarding prognosis, pain science, self-management and treatment plans
BALANCE and PROPRIOCEPTION: Balance, stabilising and proprioceptive exercises to restore good muscle control and brain-body neural connections
HANDS-ON THERAPY: Massage, specific soft tissue mobilisation and joint mobilisations are used to modify pain and facilitate good movement quality and awareness
MOVEMENT PATTERN and MUSCLE RE-EDUCATION: Visual, verbal and manual feedback to retrain more ideal movement patterns with the aim of managing the load placed on soft tissue and joint structures
PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE TRAINING: Specific, graded strengthening of muscle groups by gradually increasing the load and demands placed on the muscles
ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION uses electrical impulses to stimulate nerves and elicit a muscle contraction. It is often used to enhance muscle strengthening effects and to restore muscle tone after surgery
DEEP OSCILLATION is a relatively new modality that uses electrostatic pulses that create oscillations in the deep tissues. Research evidence is still lacking, but it can be effective for swelling management.
DRY NEEDLING: The evidence to support dry needling is poor; however, some patients do seem to benefit with positive clinical effects on pain intensity and muscle spasm
FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION: Specific training involving relevant movement patterns and demands that are required for daily functional tasks or specific sports
ACTIVITY MODIFICATION Guidance regarding how and when to avoid, modify and reduce daily life tasks and activities
LASER is used for pain management and to promote superficial scar healing
TENS Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation uses specific frequencies to calm down over-sensitive nerve pathways and helps to reduce pain