Physiotherapy is the cornerstone of our practice at Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional physiotherapy care, with one focus – getting you better as fast as possible.
A working diagnoses and treatment plan
An accurate assessment and diagnosis is and important part of physiotherapy as it allows us to understand your condition, why it occured or why this continues to happen to you. This also allows us to understand any other injuries that you may have that may also be contributing to your injury. Once we have performed our assessment we are able to formulate a plan for your injury including what you can be doing yourself to help minimise any aggravations, what we can do on the first session to help give you some relief, and what we would be doing on future session to help you to continue to progress. A thorough assessment also allows us to understand what it is you woul dlike to be able to do? Be it going to the gym, continue working a physical job or maybe running around after the grandchildren. Just because you have an injury, doesn’t mean you have to stop everything, sometimes a little movement/living a little is actually a good thing, however just ignoring issues and pushing through can often lead to more issues, compensations and possibly larger injuries.
Professional advice and education
We educate about your conditions so that you have the knowledge to understand what you can do to best help your condition or injury. What the realistic expectations are for your condition, what you can be doing at home, and what we can do to help you.
If your problem is beyond our scope of practice or if you require the skills of another medical practitioner, we will refer you to one of the many trusted doctors and allied health professionals we work with regularly.
At Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy we aren’t afraid to use manual therapy techniques when required. While great results can be achieved through education and strengthening exercises, many conditions respond well with manual therapy especially during a flare up or recent injury/aggravation.
The correct exercises can be vital during the treatment process. Often the physiotherapist will prescribe exercises such as stretches or certain movements to help you regain movement after an injury. If the identify a strength imbalance or weakness the physio will often prescribe strengthening exercises. At Advantage Healthcare the physiotherapists run strengthening classes where they incorporate theories from Pilates, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning training. These classes allow you to exercise in a controlled environment under the watchful eye of the physiotherapist, who can make adjustments to your exercises as you continue to improve and your needs change.
We regularly refer for X-Rays and scans where medically required.