As first contact practitioners, a doctor’s referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist
The following are common treatment methods used by physiotherapists:
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
- Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- Electrotherapy modalities eg. Ultrasound, interferential therapy
- Muscle re-education to improve control
- Soft tissue massage and release
- Dry needling
- Post-operative rehabilitation
Prompt assessment and management of an injury leads to more rapid healing and decreases the likelihood of developing complications.
The following conditions may benefit from physiotherapy treatment:
- Neck and back pain
- Joint sprains
- Muscle strains
- Post knee and hip replacement
- Work related or Motor vehicle injuries
- Enhanced Care Plans ( ask your Dr if you qualify )
Methods used in therapy;
Sound waves are used to treat soft tissue injuries such as ligament sprains and muscle strains. It has been a popular therapy for decades.
Specific individualised activities that may include stretching and strengthening programs designed to restore function.
Is a manual therapy, usually passive movement is applied to a joint with the aim of relieving pain and regaining movement. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Many manual techniques are use such as massage, myofascial release, stretching and kinesiology taping.
Is the use of an acupuncture needle for deactivation and desensitization of a myofascial trigger point which should stimulate a healing response in that tissue and reduce the tightness and stress of the muscle treated.
MEET OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY STAFF
Mr Hesham Azer
Mr Hesham Azer is a Senior Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience in private practice. Has been involved in the treatment of patients of all ages, some as young as 5 and others in their 90’s.
Hesham has extensively worked with a number of sporting organizations as team physiotherapist:
Fremantle Football Club: 2005 and 2006
Eastern Ranges Football Club: 1992 – 2005
AFL Vic Metro Under 18: 1995 – 2011
AFL Vic Umpires 2006 – 2016
As a physiotherapist my primary focus is the restoration of function. This is achieved through an accurate assessment and diagnosis, an appropriate individualised treatment plan which enables the client to reach their optimal function and regain quality of life.
Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue Therapy
Muscle Energy Technique
Heat And Cold Therapy
Tens and A.p.s Therapy
Adults and Children
X-Ray and Imaging Referral
Core Stability Injury
Pre Natal Strengthening
Post Natal Recovery
Core Stability Classes
Pre and Post Natal Classes
Baby/Infant Massage Classes
Workshops and Information Sessions
Rehabilitation and Exercise Studio