Physiotherapy 

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At its core, physio is about helping you get back to moving freely, functioning normally and living without pain!

Our highly-skilled physiotherapists can treat a wide range of conditions and are committed to helping you get back to doing the things you love to do.

Our approach starts with really tuning into what’s going on for you, so that we can get to the root cause of your problem and create a customised treatment plan that’s as unique as you are.

This will likely include hands on treatment techniques, an exercise program for you to do at home, as well as tips on improving your posture, the way you move and even how you breathe.

Our team will expertly guide you through your unique plan, supporting you every step of the way.

Our team is committed to excellence in physiotherapy via staff education and development in order to provide up to date and innovative treatment practices.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Sports Related Injuries, Muscle strain or Ligament sprain

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery

  • Work Injuries and Return to Work

  • Injury Prevention Education & Training  onsite or at your location   

  • Headache, Neck and Jaw pain assessment & treatment 

  • Post-surgery Rehabilitation following joint replacement or reconstruction

  • Dry Needling

  • Complex and Chronic or persistent Pain Management

  • Osteoarthritis Treatment & Management

  • Assistance with recovery of function following bone fracture and removal of plaster

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Dynamic Core Strength and Flexibility Group Exercise

Improve your  flexibility, strength, core activation and breathing control with our mat-based group exercise sessions. Sue Dobbs offers individual and group sessions individually tailored to suit you. 

These sessions are ideal for anyone rehabilitating from injury, or keen to improve mobility and strength.  The programs are progressed gradually with emphasis on technique to allow safe and successful strengthening.  

One or more individual initial consultations are completed before you join a class to allow us to identify your personal goals and plan a program unique to  you. During these initial sessions strength baselines are established and key exercises are practised.

Mat based group sessions have a maximum of 10 participants per class and run for 60 minutes. Our timetable offers classes during and after hours options.

Contact us for more information.

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Rehabilitation

A focus on active treatment programs sees our physios using our gym and group exercise sessions for injury management. For rehabilitation progressions we utilise The Valleys Lifestyle Centre and The Fitness Society Gym facilities.

Current research evidence for managing many health conditions is the effectiveness and importance of exercise. Having the capacity for the tissues of your body to withstand the activities you put it through is essential in rehabilitation.

 

Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, following surgery or after a fall, we can build a unique program for you.

Further rehabilitation opportunities offered include:

  • AQUATIC PHYSIOTHERAPY (Hydrotherapy!)

Hydrotherapy describes many different activities that involve or are done in water. These activities have a therapeutic effect. Aquatic Physiotherapy  refers to movement and exercise for rehabilitation carried out in a warm pool. The Valleys Lifestyle Centre Heated Indoor Pool is quite shallow so you can stand up easily and have a rail to hold on to. It is 10 metres long and heated to 32 degrees. The pool has steps with handrails to get down into the water.

Aquatic physiotherapy can help most conditions that result in pain, stiffness, weakness, de-conditioning or low fitness, balance problems or difficulties moving. Aquatic physiotherapy focuses on gentle exercise in the early stages of your rehabilitation. These exercises can become much harder when you need or when you can manage more difficult exercises.

Research shows that doing aquatic exercise results in improvements in walking, balance, pain and quality of life in hip and knee arthritis or joint replacements, other types of arthritis, older adults, fibromyalgia and low back pain.

Each week Physio Clare hires The Valleys Lifestyle centre indoor pool to allow safe private sessions for our clients. We develop individualised exercise routines and progress the challenge of water exercise as you improve.

Contact us for more information.

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  • GLA:D Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Management

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Physio Clare is a proud provider of the GLA:D Australia program. 

 

What is GLA:D Australia?

GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

 

 

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  • KNEE RECOVERY GROUP

Do you suffer with knee pain? Have you had a knee injury and struggle to find the confidence to return to sport or exercise?

If this sounds like you, Physio Clare, in conjunction with the UniSA school of Physiotherapy have developed a 12-week program for effective knee rehabilitation to return to sport. 

What are the benefits?

  • PHYSICAL: 

Increase your strength, speed, power and balance.  Maintain your fitness.  

Reduce your risk of re-injury and Return to competitive sport.

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL:

Reduce fear of re-injury

Rebuild confidence to achieve your activity goals

  • SOCIAL: 

Rehab as a group  with peer support

Professional Physiotherapy guidance and monitoring

Contact us to find out more information or book in for a consultation to find out if this group is for you!.

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Massage can help recovery from injury or to maintain your body with your active lifestyle. Working closely with Physio Clare Physiotherapists our on-site massage therapist Stefan Hoard specialises in remedial, Trigger Point, Sports, Injury Prevention and Recovery, Pregnancy and relaxation massage. Massage services, in many cases, are claimable through private health insurance and there is no referral required.

Phone to book an appointment on 08 88422 199.

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