Dry Needling is a great indirect approach to treat pain, help to reduce muscle spasm, improve blood flow and encourage healing. In some patient’s Dry Needling has been shown to improve sleep patterns, and increase feelings of well-being. Inserted just below the surface of your skin the fine needles create changes in tissue function and physiology.
This treatment technique is not for everybody but can be incorporated into your session depending on your condition and medical history. If you are interested in this available treatment, let your Physiotherapist know at your next appointment.
For most acute injuries physiotherapy treatment and advice is important to assist in rapid and optimum recovery. Conditions such as a rolled ankle, twisted knee and subluxed shoulder should be assessed and treated as soon as possible to minimise long term recovery and time away from sport. Treatment may involve simple home exercises and management tips for you to do such as massage and taping.
Non-invasive Therapeutic Ultrasound is an alternate treatment technique to manage acute swelling or when other hands on techniques are too uncomfortable.
High frequency sound waves generated by the machine are used to penetrate the tissue at different depths and intensities controlled by your Physiotherapist. Ultrasound assists in reducing pain and inflammation, improving blood flow and reducing muscle spasm and scar tissue.
At Body Rhythm Physiotherapy we also provide Real Time Ultrasound assessment of the Pelvic Floor and Transverse Abdominus Muscles. This machine allows both the Physiotherapist and the patient to see the muscles contract and relax on the screen. You will be assessed on the activation and endurance of your muscles to provide you with an appropriate home exercise program.
Massage is a very effective techniques that is often used in physiotherapy treatment. It is a great way to relax as well as promote healing to injured or overused muscles and joints. Massage can be used as a treatment technique for an injury or even just to help you relax. If you are interested in having a massage as part of your treatment session, just let your physiotherapist know.
Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will also assess your walking and / or running pattern to prescribe orthotics if required. These are shoe inserts that help to correct foot position and loading.
Recovery from any surgery takes time and doing all the right things ensures the best outcome. With most orthopaedic surgeries such as Total Hip Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Total Knee Replacement and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, to name a few, physiotherapy has a vital role in providing both hands on treatment and rehabilitation programs.
At Body Rhythm Physiotherapy we now offer one on one Clinical Pilates exercise classes. Pilates is a great way to either get started into exercise and a safe way to rehabilitate a previous injury.
Pilates is a great low intensity form of exercise that improves your strength, endurance and flexibility while being fun and enjoyable. If you are interested in attending a one on one Pilates session please contact either our Beechboro or Yokine physiotherapy clinics.
Body Rhythm Physiotherapy provides hands on treatment and exercise rehabilitation programs for patients with Motor Vehicle Accident and Workers Compensation Claims.
Our aim is to effectively communicate with clear treatment plans to keep patients, Doctors and Claims Officers up to speed on the diagnosis, advice and treatment provided to the patient.
Body Rhythm Physiotherapy also now offers Hydrotherapy which is a great way to exercise in warm water under guidance by one of our friendly physio’s. Hydrotherapy has many benefits of which include improved circulation, reduced pain and muscle spasm as well as works on improving your flexibility and strength and relaxes your body.
During your treatment sessions your physiotherapist will provide a “hands on” approach using a combination of techniques such as:
- Muscle massage
- Stretching and trigger point release
- Joint mobilisation and/or manipulation
- Taping techniques
- Neural mobilisation techniques
- Dry needling
You may also be assessed on the following depending on your complaint:
- Muscle activation
- Muscle strength and endurance
- Postural control
- Joint range of motion
- Exercise technique