Physiotherapy2019-02-13T00:08:55+00:00

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists use advanced clinical skills including examination, diagnosis and physical treatment techniques in order to restore normal mobility, function and quality of life following physical injury or impairment. The physios at Cremorne Physio are all highly qualified and very experienced clinicians, who are experts in both “hands on” treatments, as well as exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

Our physios use the latest evidence based techniques including joint/soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation, dry needling, taping, electrotherapy and various other “hands on” therapies to assist with pain management and injury repair. We also prescribe stretching and exercise programs which are individually tailored towards helping each patient achieve their specific goals. We use the latest technology and clinical research to stay at the cutting edge of the profession, so you can rest assured that when you see any one of our physios, you will receive the best treatment available!

Physiotherapists use advanced clinical skills including examination, diagnosis and physical treatment techniques in order to restore normal mobility, function and quality of life following physical injury or impairment. The physios at Cremorne Physio are all highly qualified and very experienced clinicians, who are experts in both “hands on” treatments, as well as exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

Our physios use the latest evidence based techniques including joint/soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation, dry needling, taping, electrotherapy and various other “hands on” therapies to assist with pain management and injury repair. We also prescribe stretching and exercise programs which are individually tailored towards helping each patient achieve their specific goals. We use the latest technology and clinical research to stay at the cutting edge of the profession, so you can rest assured that when you see any one of our physios, you will receive the best treatment available!

Common Conditions

Back, Neck and Head2019-02-12T20:11:58+00:00
  • Acute nerve root pain and compression
  • Arthritis
  • Disc injury (“slipped disc”)
  • Hypermobility
  • Instability
  • Lower back (Lumbar) pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Postural imbalance
  • Rib pain
  • Sacroiliac joint disorder
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tension headache
  • TMJ (Jaw) pain
  • Upper Back (Thoracic) pain
  • Whiplash
  • Wry neck / Torticollis
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand2019-02-12T20:11:37+00:00
  • Acromioclavicular / AC joint injuries
  • Adhesive capsulitis / Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Glenoid labrum tear
  • Impingement
  • Lateral elbow tendinopathy / tennis elbow
  • Ligament sprains
  • Medial elbow tendinopathy / golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle tears
  • Myofascial pain
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • SLAP tear
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon ruptures
  • TFCC injuries
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Wrist sprains / fractures
Pelvis, Hip and Knee2019-02-12T20:11:18+00:00
  • Adductor strain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Buttock pain
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Gluteal tendon tears
  • Groin pain
  • Haematoma
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hernia
  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip pain
  • Hip replacement
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome / ITB
  • Knee replacement
  • Labral tear
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome / shin splints
  • Meniscal injuries / Torn cartilage
  • Muscle strain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Neuropathy
  • Osgood-Schlatter
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Post ACL surgery
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Referred pain
  • Sacroiliac joint disorders
  • Stress fractures
  • Synovitis
  • Tendonitis / Tendinopathy
Foot and Ankle2019-02-12T20:11:04+00:00
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Ankle sprain / Ligament injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Calf injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hallux valgus / bunion
  • Heel pain
  • Impingement
  • Lisfranc joint injuries
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Over pronation / Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinopathy
Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments2019-02-12T20:10:39+00:00
  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle contusion / Haematoma
  • Muscle cramp
  • Muscle strain / tear
  • Overuse injury / tendinopathy
  • Tendon tear / rupture

Sports Injury Rehab

Whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend participant or just playing with the kids, sports injuries can (and do) occur. The more you compete, or the more “out of shape” you are, the higher the risk of getting injured.

At Cremorne Physio, our physiotherapists work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will give you the best chance of getting back on the field, road, court, pool, ocean or even just the backyard in record time. Using both hands-on treatment and exercise prescription (we use an app for this!), we’ll help to take the pain and frustration out of being sidelined. In most cases, we’ll do our best to keep you active, even if it means doing something a little different for a short while.

Benefits of Sports Injury Rehabilitation:

  • Improve strength, flexibility, endurance, function and overall sporting performance
  • Expertly guide you through the recovery process and manage your expectations
  • Educate and advise you about risks, alternative activities and recovery time
  • Establish the underlying cause and contributing factors to reduce the risk of recurrence
  • Safely return to the sport and activity that you love!

Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Sometimes surgery is unavoidable. The good news is that we are here to guide you through your rehab every step of the way. We work closely with a large number of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons on the North Shore and our results are outstanding. While the surgery addresses the structural component of your injury or dysfunction, it’s the pre and post-op rehabilitation that helps you to get back to optimal function. Without it, it’s highly unlikely that you will make a full recovery.

Benefits of Pre-Op Rehab (Prehab):

  • Gain as much strength, stability and function as possible before your surgery
  • Potentially reduce post-op pain, complications and recovery time
  • Learn your post-op exercises before your surgery
  • Go into surgery confident that you are well prepared

Benefits of Post-Op Rehab:

  • Improve circulation, reduce swelling and pain, provide reassurance (early stage)
  • Optimize functional outcomes with specific exercise prescription
  • Improved range of motion, muscle strength and joint stability
  • Teach you how to do certain activities of daily living safely and easily
  • Specialized, expert guidance through the recovery process for your peace of mind

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique used by physios that is similar to acupuncture. We use acupuncture needles to release tension and spasm in muscles, which can give almost instant relief. The needles are sterile and used once only. Dry needling uses an evidence-based scientific approach to release trigger points.

How is dry needling different from acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient art involving the insertion of needles along so-called energy channels (meridians) to release blockages to the flow of energy (Qi). The needles are placed in pre-determined points which may or may not be anywhere near the area of concern. In dry needling, we insert the needles directly into the affected area to cause local relaxation and maximal relief. Physios use dry needling as one modality in a comprehensive treatment plan, rather than a stand-alone treatment.

Benefits of Dry Needling:

  • Relief from muscular pain and spasm
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved blood flow to the affected area
  • Can help to speed up return to active rehabilitation

Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise is a fundamental component of injury rehabilitation. Your pain will reduce and your injury will improve, but it is ultimately the exercises that you do that will help you to make a full and lasting recovery.

Our physiotherapists are highly skilled experts when it comes to prescribing the right exercises for you. We will teach you how to strengthen your injury safely and sustainably, and progress you through your program to help you get back to what you want, need and love doing. Our smartphone app will help keep you on track between visits and is just like having your physio with you through each session.

Benefits of Exercise Rehab:

  • Strengthen and condition your body to pre-injury level (if not better!)
  • Improved stability and control
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduced risk of reinjury
  • Improved confidence with challenging functional activities

Orthotics

Orthotics are specialized inserts worn in your shoes to provide stability, support and cushioning. In Western society, 80% of us have feet that don’t function optimally, and custom made orthotics help to prevent and treat a vast number of conditions. These include: heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, foot pain, flat feet, high arches, ankle instability, knee pain, hip pain and back pain.

At Cremorne Physio we use cutting edge digital foot scanning technology to accurately assess you foot mechanics. From there we are able to determine if you need orthotics at all, and exactly what orthotics to prescribe. We use flexible, hard shell orthotics for maximum comfort and support.

Benefits of Orthotics:

  • Relieve pain and discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees, legs, hips and back
  • Improve foot mechanics and dysfunction (your feet are the base of support for your whole body)
  • Improved balance and alignment (yes, just like your car tyres!)
  • Shock absorption and pressure offloading
  • Prevention of a number of injuries, allowing you to do what you love for longer

Taping

Taping is used as both a preventative measure in high-risk activities as well as a protective mechanism during the healing and rehabilitation phase.

Ridgid tape is a temporary intervention used to address biomechanical issues, provide stability and support.

Kinesio Tape is form of non-rigid (stretchy) taping used to reduce pain, inflammation, enhance muscle function and joint position sense.

Benefits of taping:

  • Can be used in the injury management of numerous joints
  • Can prevent re-injury (especially in sportspeople with a history of previous injury)
  • Provide mechanical support
  • Enhance joint proprioception and awareness

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