At PRP Physio we offer extended consultation times. Why? Because we believe you deserve it, you ought to receive an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, plan, and thorough treatment in your initial consultation. This is often difficult to achieve in the 30 minutes other clinics tend to offer.
We highly value clients that are invested in their own healthcare and are actively involved in determining how they believe they can best resolve their concerns.
Without the time to discuss, question, and educate each other about our plans and concerns this cannot occur, as such all of our private consultations are 45 minutes in length.
We believe in offering exceptional service to our clients, the physiotherapy world is ever changing with research and evidence.
We stay abreast of all the latest research but we never lose touch with our roots as hands on clinicians. Exercise is an integral part of rehabilitation, but hands-on treatment has numerous benefits such as:
Improved freedom of movement
Improved range of motion
Increased capacity to exercise
As physiotherapists are largely beginning to trend towards a hands-off approach, you can be confident, with us you will still receive expert hands-on treatment.
Sports physiotherapy is typically provided for injuries such as ankle sprains, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, or injuries sustained during the participation of sport. Sports physio is quite distinct from musculoskeletal physiotherapy as it involves a detailed knowledge of the athletes chosen sport/s, what position they play, the demands of the sport, how long they play, as well as how often they train and play. Without this knowledge of these demands a physiotherapist cannot truly understand the requirements of that athletes rehabilitation. For some athletes such as those returning from a hamstring injury, or a ligament sprain, field based training is often required.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is often referred to for clients with presentations such as lower back pain, neck pain or whiplash, nerve pain such as sciatica, or for other presentations such as shoulder pain or elbow pain. Targeted and specific objective assessments and treatments are required to treat most of these presentations. Our physiotherapists are trained in, and are experienced in manual therapy techniques such as massage and joint mobilisations. Dry needling can commonly be utilised as another treatment modality if you have utilised it previously, otherwise it can be trialled to assess your response.
Dry needling is a commonly utilised technique in physiotherapy to assist in reducing muscle tone. Prior consent and signing a waiver is required before completing this treatment however the risks remain incredibly low. We utilise single use needles and have undertaken specific training in dry needling.
Soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point release therapy are commonly utilised techniques by our North Lakes physiotherapists. We utilise these techniques with our clients when indicated. Often it can result in quick reductions in muscle tone, improved movement, and pain relief.
All of the hands on treatment can be done resulting in short term pain relief and improvements and function. But countless bodies of research has shown that long term improvements in function is seen with a physio prescribed exercise program. Developing the adequate strength, mobility, flexibility, power, and control is needed to complete a thorough physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Blood Flow Restriction training is a specific form of exercise where occlusion of venous (blood flowing in) flow at either 50% (upper limb) or 80% (lower limb) occurs. This creates a hypoxic environment for the muscles where the effects of low level exercise is amplified.
Biomechanics incorporates a detailed analysis of sport specific movements in order to minimise the risk of injury, improve sports performance, and identify potential abnormalities or areas of weakness. Our North Lakes physiotherapists are highly skilled in assessing specific movement patterns relating to your sport. It’s important to remember that not all movements are equal though. You may be able to expertly perform a single leg squat, but this may not translate to landing on one leg due to the increased forces. Our ability to assess your movement patterns outdoors on a field is an ability next to no other clinic has.
Physiotherapy in a clinic can be great, physio at home can be even better, but for an athlete wanting to return from a sports injury, there’s no better place to be than out on the field or on the court. We can meet you at any location you desire. For an athlete nearing a return to sport after a sports injury, being confident in your ability to perform sport specific movements is integral.
Coupling nicely with massage, joint mobilisations can help to relieve forms of joint stiffness, referred pain such as sciatica, or improve joint pain such as osteoarthritis. Our physiotherapists are experienced in these hands on treatments with the aim of fast pain relief, improvement in range of motion, and reducing sensations of stiffness.