Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, help you understand what’s wrong, and assist you in implementing a treatment plan that takes into account your physical abilities, pain, lifestyle, general health, and health and fitness goals.
The following are common treatment methods used by physiotherapists:
- Exercise programs to improve joint mobility, strengthen muscles and improve motor control
- Joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- Taping, bracing and orthotics
- Airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
- Soft tissue release (e.g. massage, dry needling, foam rolling, spikey massage balls)
- Assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to help you move around
- Advice and education to help you better understand and manage your condition
Individual physiotherapists tend to specialise in a particular field and often gain membership with a professional group to keep up with the latest research, courses and developments. These groups include, but are not limited to, Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema; Cardiorespiratory; Gerontology; Musculoskeletal; Neurological; Paediatric; Sports and Exercise; and Women’s Health. Mitch Lenkic Sports Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology is associated the Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise groups.
The Mitch Lenkic Sports Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology Guarantee:
- One-on-one patient to practitioner ratio throughout your entire consultation.
- A private treatment room (no curtain rooms so other people can’t hear your business).
- Good old fashioned hands on physio, exercise prescription and advice/education in every consultation – no electrotherapy, no bullshit!!
- Effective communication with your GP, Specialist or other treating Allied Health Practitioner.
- Access to a fully equipped gym with all the bells and whistles to help you fast track your rehabilitation.