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PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES

Woonona Physiotherapy provide a broad range of evidence based physiotherapy services including:

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is key to diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal conditions.

 

Our experienced physiotherapist relies on evidence-based assessment techniques to diagnose and explain the cause of your injury. We are passionate about education and will ensure you have the information you need to avoid further or future injury.

 

If more information is required, your physiotherapist may refer you for more detailed scans (such as xray or MRI).

Our physiotherapist will use your assessment to developed tailored treatment using a variety of methods to alleviate pain, stiffness and discomfort as well as promote active healing.

 

Treatment options include:

  • Radial Shockwave Therapy

  • Dry Needling

  • Manual Therapy

  • Joint Manipulation

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Lumbar Traction

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Ultrasound

  • Sports Taping

 
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Sports Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapist has specialised training to help you achieve your athletic goals or recover from sports-related injuries.

 

Our physiotherapist is passionate about helping patients return to sport and meet their physical fitness goals. Regardless of fitness level, we strive to help patients perform to their maximum capacity.

Our physiotherapist is able to assess current functionality and provide a personalised graded strengthening program that aims to gradually improve movement, flexibility and strength. This is coupled with treatment and supports such as sports taping and braces.

Ian Roscoe has completed qualifications to become an accredited A.P.A Sports Physiotherapist which has allowed him to work with a variety of local sports teams.

 

Ian has more than 20 years of on-field experience working with teams such as Illawarra Hawks Basketball, Woonona Sharks Football Club and Woonona Bulli Bushrangers.

 
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Post Operative Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy is integral to regaining motion, strength and function after surgery.

If you experienced problems significant enough to require surgery, you will definitely need post-operative physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

 

Physiotherapy treatment for post-operative rehab involves:

  • Assessing and measuring the area to gauge progress

  • Explaining and demonstrating the surgeon's protocol exercises

  • Managing pain and swelling.

 

Some post-op programs only take 6-12 weeks but most take 3-6 months of physiotherapy supervision. A further 3-6 month of graded strengthening and functional activities is usually required to reach an excellent result.

 

Progress reports are regularly sent to your surgeon and G.P detailing your progress and treatment.

Read our blog post on avoiding setbacks in post-operative rehabilitation.

 
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Exercise Programs

Exercise prescription has been shown to be effective in injury management and may also prevent the need for surgery.

 

​The goal of progressive exercise is to restore strength and mobility so you can return to doing the things you enjoy, like:

  • running

  • surfing

  • lifting your children/grandchildren

  • playing sports

  • dancing

  • gardening

 

Your program is tailored to you and focuses on SMART goals which are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

 

Exercises are progressed in manageable increments as your muscles adapt.

We'd love to show you how exercise prescription can help you reach your goals!

 
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Chronic Condition Management

Physiotherapy is beneficial in the management and prevention of many chronic conditions.

Chronic conditions are complex conditions that last 6 months or longer and often limit quality of life and mobility. Many chronic conditions are not life-threatening but if left unmanaged can worsen considerably over time.

Physiotherapy is effective for a broad range of chronic conditions such as:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Heart Disease

  • Chronic Lower Back Pain

  • Osteoporosis

The role of physiotherapy in the management of chronic conditions is to provide early intervention, self-management strategies and contribution to a comprehensive multidisciplinary team plan.

 

Ask your doctor about acquiring a Chronic Disease Management Plan (previously Enhanced Primary Care - EPC).