Services at Great Southern Physio include the following:
Manual therapy is a physical form of treatment used to treat pain and disability in the bones and muscles. It can include manipulation of muscles, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation.
Examples of conditons we can treat include:
- Neck pain and headaches
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Wrist and thumb pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Middle and low back pain
- Pelvic and hip pain
- Knee pain and arthritis
- Ankle and foot pain
Sports Injuries and Injury Prevention
Whether you’re a weekend golfer or a professional AFL player, you are bound to end up with a few injuries playing sport. We can help you recover from injury, improve your pain and get you back onto the green or the field in no time.
Or, if you know you are prone to injury, we can assess you and provide you with a strength and conditioning program to reduce your risk of injury during the season.
Often when you are recovering from pain and injury, you get to a point where you need to start engaging in an exercise or gym program to get you to your strongest and most capable. We can provide you with a program that you can complete either in your own home, at the gym, or in our on-site gym room.
Clinical pilates incorporates pilates exercises combined with physiotherapy knowledge and specialised exercise equipment to provide tailored exercise programs for individual patients. It is a great way for people to improve their global strength, flexibility and condition and can be beneficial for every day people who have difficulty with more conventional exercise methods right up to elite athletes.
Balance & Dizziness
Throughout their lifetime, many people have problems with their vestiibular organs (in the inner ear). This can result in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and other symptoms. Examples of conditions that we are able to assist with are:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Age-related deterioration
- Benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV)
- Cervicogenic dizziness
- Mal De Debarquement
- Mirgraine-associated vertigo (MAV)
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular neuritis
- … and more.
We can assess your balance, and the function of your vestibular system and provide you with a program consisting of a range of head, eye and neck movements to re-educate the balance and visual system to help you overcome the dizziness and become more stable.
Dry Needling involves inserting fine acupuncture needles into tight myofascial areas known as ‘Trigger Points’ to initiate a healing response. It can be a very powerful way of reducing spasm in muscles, reducing pain and inflammation.
Dry Needling is different to traditional chinese acupuncture. Traditional acupuncture maps internal organs to body parts, and focuses on energy points called meridians, where dry needling targets specific muscular points.