Services Provided at Mobile Physio including but are not limited to:
• Acute sports injury assessment and treatment
• Return to sports rehabilitation
• Western dry needling, manual therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, exercise prescription
• Post operative rehabilitation (such as ACL repair, meniscal repair, shoulder subluxation/dislocation, knee and hip replacements, fractures)
• Strength and conditioning for athletes
• Recovery for athletes
• Taping of various joints
• Sports massage
• Treatment of whiplash associated disorders
• Treatment of injuries sustained at work (Work Cover)
• Treatment for Jaw pain (temporomandibular: TMJ)
• Treatment for Back pain
• Treatment for Headaches, Dizziness
• Treatment for Neck/shoulder pain
• Respiratory Physiotherapy (such as teaching of airway clearance techniques, identify areas of secretion stasis and assist in secretion drainage using hands on treatments such as percussion and vibration as well as educating patients on lung drainage positions)
• Falls prevention
• Neurological rehabilitation for patients with Parkinson’s disease
• Post stroke or traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
• Lymphoedema (swelling) management
• Pre- and post-partum back pain
• Incontinence (Poor bladder/Bowel control)
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy provides treatment for patients whose function has declined due to injuries, illness, or old age. Physiotherapy treatments involve manual therapy, western dry needling, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy and heat/ice therapy as well as exercise and stretching. As a primary contact practitioner like doctors, physiotherapists can examine, diagnose, and treat injuries. This can sometimes involve referral for further imaging such as MRI, X-Rays, and ultrasound to inform future treatment directions.
Manual therapy is a very popular mode of treatment in Australia. It is used to perform painless and effective treatments to increase range of motion and decrease pain in joints.
Dry needling is effective at reducing muscle tightness and stiffness by directly interfering with pain producing fine nerves in your muscles and joints. Dry needling is especially effective for those who want immediate relief from muscle tightness and pain. The effects of this therapy technique can be enhanced by combining it with manual therapy and exercise. Dry needling is a safe and painless therapy, and our therapist has been accredited in Australia to perform dry needling on patients as part of physiotherapy treatment.
Therapeutic ultrasound is used to reduce pain, increase circulation, and facilitate healing on a cellular level. Ultrasound can be helpful in reducing inflammation and promotes healing of injuries by expanding capillaries. Ultrasound therapy is especially effective for sprained joints, joint inflammation and swelling as well as for post operative scar tissue formation and prevention of scar tissue adherence. Ultrasound generates sound waves that are higher than the audible spectrum (20-20kHz) to reach structures that are too deep to be reached by ice, heat, or manual therapy.
Electrotherapy (transcutaneous electrical stimulation therapy)
Electrotherapy reduces pain by interrupting the electrical signal from the peripheral nerves that signal pain to your brain. Akin to rubbing your hand after touching a burning hot pan, electrotherapy provides local distraction to the pain signal as well as relaxing the muscle tightness and reducing the pain experienced.
Session includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Treatment will utilise a combination of manual therapy, western dry needling, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy depending on your preference and the presenting condition. You will also be provided with home exercises to continue the rehabilitation at home before your next treatment.
|Initial Consultation (40 minutes)||$105|
|Subsequent Consultations (40 minutes)||$95|
We take private health insurance
Physiotherapy session covered under Medicare requires Enhanced Primary Care Plan or Chronic Disease Management Plan from a GP.
Please note that there is a small gap fee to pay for these sessions.
A letter of referral is required if you are utilising travel insurance.
Likewise, a letter of referral is required if you are utilising Japanese national health insurance.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries.
Referral for imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT) is discussed on an individual basis.