Physiotherapy is an allied health profession that strongly focuses on musculoskeletal health such as movement disorders or pain with normal movements. Physiotherapists are very attentive during the initial assessment as they’re aiming to collect accurate and detailed information about your current and past medical history. With a good understanding of your signs and symptoms, your physiotherapist will then be able to help diagnose your condition and plan and deliver therapy specific to your needs.
Physiotherapy uses advanced techniques that are in line with evidence-based practice. This means that when you are treated by a physiotherapist, you can be confident that treatment is backed up by the latest research in health and medical sciences. This is why GPs refer more patients to physiotherapy than any other healthcare profession.
At Casula Physiotherapy we offer the following physiotherapy services:
Acute & Chronic Injury/Pain Management
Conditions are diagnosed through extensive examination and assessment of injuries and pain. Several therapies are used to specifically manage the condition.These therapies are usually supplemented and stretches and strengthening programs that can be performed at home to optimise maximise independence and self management.
Myofascial Dry Needling
Reminiscent of acupuncture, Dry needling is a proven technique in the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. Also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), this effective technique was developed by Dr Chan Gunn with the aim of targeting trigger points to relax overactive muscles. Wikipedia
Soft & Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Massage therapy assists in restoring function, pain relief, reducing muscle tension and spasms. This results in overall physical performance and enhances bodily healing.
Mobilisation aims to remove pain and restore normal range of joint motion. Specific joint techniques administered by a physiotherapist can help remove restrictions and reclaim restricted joint movement.
Spinal manual therapy involves massage, exercise, physical therapy and jolting joints and is often utilised in the treatment of neck, shoulder, back and even headache pain. This results in relief of pressure from joints, reduced inflammation, and improved nerve function.
Kinesiology & Rigid Taping
Proven as the gold standard in rehabilitative taping, the Kinesio Taping Method enhances the body’s natural healing process by providing support and stability to muscles and joints, all without restricting the body’s normal range of motion. The passive soft tissue manipulation helps to supplement the benefits gained from of manual therapy administered by the physiotherapist. Find out more about Kinesio Taping
Good posture is critical in daily life and often taken for granted. Optimal position of the body to hold itself upright against gravity is essential whether standing, walking, sitting or laying down. This minimises the strain placed on supporting muscles and ligaments.
Biomechanical Assessment & Correction
The evaluation of human motion and the causes behind injuries is essential in preventing injuries from happening again. This is of upmost importance for athletes and sporting individuals, but also applies to the general repetitive activities and positions in daily life.
Interferential & TENS Therapy
Interferential therapy utilises electrical signals in a mid-frequency in the treatment of muscular spasms and strains. The current applied to the muscles have a massaging effect that is trigger at rhythmic intervals, resulting in a release of endorphins. These are the body’s natural pain relievers, which aid in relaxing strained muscles and enhancing soft tissue healing. Wikipedia