Physical Healthcare began serving patients with physiotherapy services over 17 years ago and quickly expanded to over 12 sites. As the needs of patients increased, a variety of other services were added to reflect the diverse requirements of clients throughout its practice area. Patients can now schedule appointments with a physiotherapist in St Kilda for the treatment of injuries and rehabilitation of chronic illnesses and surgical interventions.
The clinic provides a hands-on diagnostic and treatment approach coupled with the latest technological advances. Depending upon the needs of the patient, therapies can be used individually or in combination with other methods to create the best outcome for patients. Physiotherapy techniques encompass mobilisation and manual manipulation, therapeutic massage and myotherapy for alleviating pain, maintaining mobility and injury prevention.
Patients have access to the specialized, flowing movements of clinical Pilates to build core and pelvic floor strength. It’s effective for improving balance, preventing falls and enhancing sports performance. Prescription exercise programs are beneficial for treating muscle atrophy, strengthening the back, treating sports injuries, and rehabilitation. All treatments are customized to the patient and their individual needs.
Therapeutic massage is a core physiotherapy treatment. It helps maintain range of motion and mobility, aids in rehabilitation and is especially helpful for patients who have developed scar tissue. Massage is utilized around the globe by world-class athletes to improve sports performance. Therapeutic massage increases circulation, helps eliminate toxins, stimulates the immune system and works with the body’s own healing abilities.
The practice utilizes the Chinese medicinal practice of dry needling to relieve tension and inflammation, promote regeneration and accelerate the healing process. Hydrotherapy employs water to buoy patients and support them while they perform movements that might not otherwise be possible. It relieves pain and stress on joints, and is a valuable tool for facilitating rehabilitation and addressing chronic illnesses.
The clinic offers the services of a podiatrist to treat conditions, injuries and deformities of the foot, along with infections and the effects of chronic disease. The practice’s osteopathic services provide the means to diagnose, treat and manage all types of medical conditions.
A registered dietician provides nutrition information and assists patients who require special diets. The practice’s speech pathologist specializes in assisting children with speech related problems that affect communication, academic performance and social development.
For more information, call 1300 581 625.