Physiotherapy Services

Our Services

Our physiotherapists can help with the management and prevention of a range of conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain 
  • Chronic illness 
  • Injury and post operative rehabilitation
  • Muscle, joint and ligament sprains 
  • Arthritis
  • Mobility maintainance 
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica 

 

 

Dry needling is a soft-tissue technique utilised to treat and manage numerous acute and chronic musculoskeletal presentations. Dry needling has derived from acupuncture. The term dry needling acknowledges a different theory basis from Traditional Chinese Medicine origins. The western physiological model views that the body has a great capacity to regulate it’s own behaviour, and that this can be influenced by the insertion of very fine, single use sterile needles.

As a result of needle insertion changes can be seen both local to the needle (mechanical and chemical changes intramuscularly) and centrally (central nervous system). The term dry needling also denotes that there is no injectable substance used throughout the procedure.

Our Geelong Physiotherapy location offers hydrotherapy, which is held at the St John of God Hydrotherapy Centre, 80 Myers Street Geelong. 

Hydrotherapy involves undertaking exercise therapy in a heated pool, utilising the basic principles of water to assist joint movements and muscle activity that may otherwise be difficult on land during recovery from injury or post surgery.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy include:
  • Warm water decreases muscular spasm and pain
  • Buoyancy of water can assist joint and muscle mobility
  • Resistance of water can aid improvements in muscle strength and endurance
  • Pain relief for chronic joint injuries
  • Core strength development to assist pain management for chronic low back pain
Injuries that can benefit from hydrotherapy:
  • Low back pain
  • Joint replacements
  • Acute tendon and muscular injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder, neck and arm pain
  • Post fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • A number of neurological presentations

Session Times

Our hydrotherapy sessions are held: 

Monday, 2.30pm and 1.15pm
Tuesday, 8.30am 
Thursday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm 
Friday, 8am and 8.45am

*Session times are subject to change.

Sessions are held in a heated hydrotherapy pool and are 45 minutes in duration. Groups consist of up to 8 patients, all completing individualised hydrotherapy programs under the supervision and guidance of physiotherapists: Nick Holmes, Nathan Cohen, Rachel Payne and Alessia Colombo. 

Geelong Physiotherapy offers a highly equipped gymnasium which is utilised for post injury recovery.

Equipment includes:
  • Exercise bikes
  • Cross trainer
  • Stepper
  • Theraband and pulley systems
  • Wobble board and balance equipment
Weight machine including:
  • Pec deck
  • Leg press
  • Hamstring curl
  • Shoulder press
  • Seated row and lat pull down
  • Weighted pulley system for upper limb and lower limb strengthening
Pilates equipment including:
  • Pilates reformers
  • Trapeze table

Availability of the above equipment within the clinic ensures that appropriate exercises are able to be undertaken under supervision of a physiotherapist to ensure optimal functional gains with recovery.

Geelong Home Rehabilitation Services provides an in home physiotherapy and occupational therapy service. Domiciliary services are provided to patients who require ongoing treatment, commonly following discharge from hospital.

Professional, caring and timely rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home enabling a speedy return to your optimal health and function.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy home rehabilitation services provide care across a wide range of conditions including:
 
  • Joint replacements
  • Fractures
  • Respiratory, Cardiac and Neurological conditions
  • Mobility
  • General deconditioning
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Activities of Daily Living Assessments
  • Patients unable to drive and ambulate in community due to injuries sustained

Our experienced physiotherapists can provide individualised exercise programs for your specific needs. Whether you have an acute musculoskeletal injury, recovering post-operatively or have a chronic complex condition, we can assist you in achieving the best outcome.

Some conditions demand very specific stretching or strengthening, or bio-mechanical amendments to optimise function. We may provide you with further recommendations regarding the benefits associated with different forms of general exercise should your injury or rehabilitation require.

Our Telehealth consultations deliver the same exceptional level of care as our in-clinic service offering, where our experienced team of physiotherapists will develop tailored treatment plans to get you moving towards your best quality of life.

All Telehealth consultations are done either via phone or through a health management platform called Health Direct which adheres to all Australian Privacy Laws. You are not required to download any additional apps in preparation for your appointment, just click the link sent to you by the practice upon booking and join the virtual waiting room in preparation for your appointment.

Pilates is a form of exercise therapy that utilises a range of equipment including spring loaded Pilates reformers, Trapeze tables and floor based exercises. Pilates aims to improve coordination, strength and flexibility throughout the body. Pilates is beneficial for core strengthening which can aid in recovery of a number of injuries including low back pain.

Clinical Pilates is currently offered at our Geelong Physiotherapy location (Myers St, Geelong) and can be used as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy methods. 

Session Times

Clinical Pilates sessions are held at Geelong Physiotherapy (Myers St, Geelong). Sessions are 45 minutes in duration and consist of up to 3 patients, all completing individually designed pilates programs under the supervision and guidance of DMA accredited physiotherapist.

We can provide pre-employment assessments and functional assessments by a qualified physiotherapist. Assessments provide information regarding an employee’s current physical fitness, current safe working and lifting loads. Additionally these assessments can identify information regarding pre-existing injuries and physical limitations that may assist determining suitable physical roles for employees.

We accept the treatment of TAC clients and provide patients with support and treatment for motor vehicle accidents. Our qualified physiotherapists ensure open communication about the claims process and ensure we personalise your treatment with the sensitivity of understanding potential trauma caused to support in the restoration of movement and function. 

 

GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

GLA:D® Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain. 

We hope to be offering this service by the end of 2024. For further information please visit gladaustralia.com.au.

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