Physiotherapy will provide you with safe and effective treatment. We do not only provide you with pain relief but also with the means to look after yourself in the long term.
Recent research shows that weakness of the deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles will prolong back pain.
We have a wealth of expertise to help you. We have over thirty years of experience teaching and lecturing in the care and treatment of spinal pain. We have been netball, basketball and rugby team physiotherapists.
As physiotherapists we can offer you:
- Advice and assisting you to return to normal activity quickly
- Improvement in your sex life by training your pelvic floor muscles
- Joint mobility
- Specific stabilisation exercises (such as Pilates)
- Real-time Ultrasound to show you and train the deep core muscles
- Postural advice
- The opportunity to attend educational classes (small group or one on one)
Almost all Australian doctors refer patients with back pain to Physiotherapists in preference to other health practitioners.
Physiotherapists are the only group of professionals appropriately qualified and educated to instruct in the necessary exercises.
If pain persists your Physiotherapist can order X-rays and will liaise with your Doctor as to the best course of action.
Health Rebates and Referral?
You may consult a physiotherapist directly. No referral is required. Most private health funds offer rebates for physiotherapy treatment.
As the classes are very small and often on a one to one basis you are likely to get a substantial rebate from your health fund. Contact us for further information, and liaise with your health fund if your require more information on what is covered with your policy.
You may only require paying the gap as the direct debit system Hicaps is available.
We are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are bound by a professional Code of Ethics. We have access to extensive and continuing postgraduate education programmes
Real Time Ultra-Sound
When you have low back pain, the important core muscle transversus abdominis has a delayed reaction and does not support your spine. This muscle can only be visualised by Real Time Ultra-sound. The return to normal activity of this muscle is not automatic after the resolution of low back pain.
There is a complex relationship between the pelvic floor muscles, low back muscles, low back pain and breathing. The whole body is a pressure system, like a can of fizzy drink. Breach the wall of the can and pressure is released - the can then is easily crushed. Next time you open a can you can hear the release of pressure.
This is what happens in your body; do you have weak core muscles? Urinary incontinence? A constant cough? Then you are releasing pressure which reduces support for your spine.
Types of conditions assisted by real time ultrasound
- Low back pain
- Pre/Post pregnancy
- Poor bladder control (urge or stress incontinence)
- Pot belly
- Post abdominal/pelvic surgery
- Prostate surgery