CONDITIONS
WE TREAT

✓ Neck and Back pain

✓ Headache

✓ Lymphoedema

✓ Ergonomics

✓ Pre-employment Screening

✓ Sports injuries

✓ Respiratory conditions

✓ Arthritis

✓ Work injuries

✓ Dizziness

CONDITIONS
WE TREAT

✓ Neck and Back pain

✓ Headache

✓ Lymphoedema

✓ Ergonomics

✓ Pre-employment Screening

✓ Sports injuries

✓ Respiratory conditions

✓ Arthritis

✓ Work injuries

✓ Dizziness

LYMPHODEMA

The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes throughout the body that transports fluid (lymph) from the body tissues back to the bloodstream. The functions of the lymphatic system are to maintain the volume and protein concentration of the extracellular fluid in the body and to assist the immune system in destroying pathogens and removing waste products from the tissues.

Rosemary is a member of the ‘Australasian Lymphology Association’ (ALA) and is listed on the ‘National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register’ (NLPR) as a recommended treatment provider. Rosemary’s commitment to improving patient outcomes and quality of life see’s her constantly updating her skills, to ensure patients receive the most current treatment for their Lymphoedema.

For more on lymphoedema, click here.

HEADACHES

There are many causes of headaches with many people suffering from one or two causes. Some of the most common causes include migraine, cervicogenic (neck) and tension-type headaches. Frequent cause of migraine or headache include whiplash, poor posture, joint or muscular dysfunction within the neck as well as stress and muscle tension. We quite often find that small issues with the neck can significantly influence your headache experiences, regardless as to whether or not your neck is sore. In clinic your physiotherapist will discuss with you the nature of your symptoms as well as physically assess your neck and postural muscles to ascertain the possible underlying causes for your pain. If appropriate, the following modalities may be used in treatment:

  • Dry needling to reduce postural muscle tension
  • Massage and heat
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening of weak muscles
  • Neck proprioceptive training

LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries that we see in clinic. Most causes of low back pain stems from a musculoskeletal origin and may include muscle strain, postural imbalances, disc injury, joint and nerve irritation. Your physiotherapist will discuss with you your symptoms and physically assess your joints, muscles, posture and movement to ascertain the cause of your pain. The majority of conditions can be managed and treated in clinic. In acute cases you can rest assured that your physiotherapist will do a thorough assessment and refer you for further investigations if required. Your physiotherapist can also refer you for x-ray or MRI if your assessment recommends it. If appropriate, the following modalities may be used in treatment:

  • Dry needling
  • Massage and heat
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Stretching
  • Bracing and taping
  • Strengthening of weak muscles
  • Postural advice and education

ERGONOMICS

At Feelfit Physiotherapy we regularly carry out employment medical and functional assessment screenings for a large number of companies that want to ensure that their employees are physiologically and psychologically capable of the variable demands required in the workplace. In clinic we are capable of performing the following:

  • Functional assessments
  • strength, endurance, manual handling, blood pressure checks, range of motion etc
  • Spirometry
  • Audiometry
  • Visual acuity
  • Instant drug and alcohol screening

Read more about this here.