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Our Services

 

 Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy 

Our Physiotherapist's have a wealth of experience treating a wide variety of sports related injuries. With experience in VFL, mixed martial arts and dance to name a few, Sports physiotherapist not only treat injuries but also help to prevent future injuries and optimise performance. 

Please call us to discuss further any queries you may have!

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 Clinical Pilates / Clinical Exercise  

Group physiotherapy and Pilates classes are tailored group exercise sessions run and supervised by specifically trained physiotherapists using specialised gym equipment such as reformers. At Physio Health and Performance an exercise program is developed based on your individual needs and tailored to achieve your specific goals and then adhered to and adapted as appropriate during your classes.

Initially a 1:1 appointment is required to conduct a thorough assessment, design an effective individual exercise program, and introduction to the gym equipment for those that have not used Pilates equipment before.

Group physiotherapy classes are appropriate for:

  • Pre and post natal rehabilitation

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Neurological disorders: Stroke rehab, Parkinson’s, MS

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic/hip pain

  • Chronic pain

  • Prehab and rehab for orthopaedic surgery

  • Back and neck pain

  • Sports injury rehabilitation

Our group physiotherapy and Pilates classes are taught by highly qualified physiotherapists with extra certification in teaching Pilates. If you have Private Health Insurance with Physiotherapy extras, group physiotherapy is often covered under the item code 560. Private health claims can be made directly at Physio Health and Performance clinic through HICAPS machine.

 

Women's Health & Continence

 

Niki specialises in Women’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapy- an area of physiotherapy which requires extra training, and involves assessment and management of many conditions specific to women including pregnancy related issues, continence, and pelvic pain among others.

Pelvic floor muscles can become dysfunctional in several ways and can cause incontinence, prolapse and/or pelvic pain. The role of the pelvic floor muscles are to support the uterus, bladder, and bowel, forming a ‘sling’ from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone. Pelvic floor muscles may become dysfunctional through childbirth, surgery, menopause, chronic constipation, obesity, or other causes. Weak pelvic floor muscles can cause bladder or bowel leakage (incontinence), or prolapse. For other women, their pelvic floor muscles may be overactive, meaning they can activate involuntarily when they should be relaxed. This can cause pain and difficulty with having penetrative sex, using tampons, or emptying the bladder/bowels.

Conditions and pelvic floor issues that a Pelvic Health physio can assist with include:

  • Female urinary incontinence

  • Pelvic pain

  • Return to sport/exercise guidance post partum

  • Understanding and enhancing safe exercise during pregnancy

  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)

  • Overactive Bladder Syndrome

  • Vaginismus/ sexual pain

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • DRAM (separation of the abdominal muscles in pregnancy)

What to expect in a consultation
When you see the physio, if relevant, a full history of your bladder and bowel function, sexual function and medical and surgical history will usually be taken. Sometimes an examination of your pelvic floor muscles is necessary as research shows most of us are not activating them correctly even when we think we are.

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Ballet Dancers

 Dance and Pre Pointe Assessment 

Niki has extensive experience in both dance physiotherapy and pre Pointe assessment. Niki will ensure that a dancer is both safe and ready to commence dance en point. Assessment for both Dance and pre pointe will be comprehensive to find any areas of improvement to optimise performance of the individual.  A comprehensive report is provided to the individual upon completion. 

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Pre and Post operative rehabilitation  

Nathan and Niki both have extensive experience treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions including post operative hip and knee replacements, shoulder and ACL's  as well spinal surgery to name a few . They will guide you through the entire process and get you back to life as soon as possible!

please give us a call if you have any queries
 

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50 Arena Avenue

Roxburgh Park, VIC, 3064

Opening Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday: 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

(03) 8657 0605

 

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