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PHYSIOTHERAPY

The fundamental goal of physiotherapy is to enable optimal movement and function – whether that’s being limited by an acute joint or muscle injury, disability, a chronic condition such as arthritis or age-related physical decline. 

A Soaring Health physiotherapist will identify the root cause of pain and musculoskeletal symptoms and use a selection of hands-on therapeutic techniques such as massage, muscle stretching and joint manipulation to restore joint and muscle function and strength. They may also recommend hydrotherapy, supervised gym work or clinical Pilates. 

When to see a Physiotherapist:
  • Pain (either acute or chronic pain issues) 
  • Injuries (including muscular, tendinous, ligamentous and fractures) 
  • Falls and balance issues
  • Mobility and gait issues
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Vestibular issues (vertigo, falls, dizziness)
  • Physical Health or fitness goals identified (reduced capacity for work, rehabilitation). 
  • Wanting to participate in sports
  • Delayed development and achievement of milestones
  • Wheelchair/bed bound (pressure care prevention, deep vein thrombosis prevention, contracture prevention) 
  • Assistive Technology assessments, trials and prescription (items that will improve or help manage their physical health and prevent deterioration, eg: mobility aids, mattress, wheelchairs, exercise equipment). 
  • Common conditions: Parkinson’s Disease, multiplesclerosis, stroke, traumatic or acquired brain injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, developmental delays, polio, hydrocephalus, plagiocephaly. 
 
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Who can benefit from physiotherapy? 
  • People who have suffered accidents and require ongoing rehabilitation 
  • People with worsening or chronic functional limitations related to long-term disability 
  • Those with acute or chronic muscle or joint pain
  • Perimenopausal and menopausal women suffering incontinence 
  • Women suffering pelvic or sexual pain
  • Children with developmental delay and dysfunction (NDIS child participants)
Soaring Health physios offer the following services 
  • In room consultation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Gym/exercise
  • Clinical Pilates (one-to-one and small group classes)
  • Home consultation
Issues a physio can help to treat and/or manage 
  • Prevention of injury by identifying vulnerabilities and targeted strengthening of muscles and joints to prevent undue wear and tear and instil optimal habits and patterns of movement.
  • Back and neck pain
  • Generalised pain (e.g. limbs), which may have been diagnosed as fibromyalgia or hypermobility 
  • Rehabilitation after joint surgery (e.g. hip or knee replacement) 
  • Wheelchair/bed bound (pressure care prevention, deep vein thrombosis prevention, contracture prevention) 
  • Assistive Technology assessments, trials and prescription (items that will improve or help manage their physical health and prevent deterioration, eg: mobility aids, mattress, wheelchairs, exercise equipment). 
  • Common conditions: Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic or acquired brain injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, 
  • Down’s Syndrome, developmental delays, polio, hydrocephalus, plagiocephaly. 
Physiotherapy – Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy harnesses the buoyancy of water to enable exercise that restores strength and mobility – minus the stress on joints of weight-bearing, land-based exercise. Tailored to your needs by a Soaring Health physiotherapist, hydrotherapy can also relieve muscle spasm, aches and pains, which can result in immediate improvements in function, strength and mobility.

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Physiotherapy – Gym

For effective rehabilitation, it’s important to work methodically to strengthen both supporting and injured muscles and joints while promoting tissue repair. Like a personal trainer with specialist knowledge of anatomy, pain and how the body responds to trauma, a Soaring Health physiotherapist will guide you in performing customised workouts designed to support your recovery or functional goals and maximise the healing effects of movement. To support your rehabilitation, you may wish to undertake a gym and swim membership, which enables you to regularly perform prescribed exercises in a safe, fully-equipped environment.

Physiotherapy – Clinical Pilates

While most physiotherapy programs start primarily with intensive hands-on techniques, as recovery progresses, clinical Pilates can help to instil correct patterns of movement and posture that prevent further injury. Used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, individual and small group Pilates can also promote more expedient recovery and enable more effective use of at-home exercises.

Physiotherapy – Women’s Health

Women’s health physiotherapy addresses female musculoskeletal health at key life stages – from preparing the body for pregnancy and minimising post-partum complications to managing unwanted symptoms of menopause such as incontinence caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. Women’s health physiotherapy can also diagnose and address conditions related to sexual pain, such as vaginismus and vulvodynia.

Physiotherapy – Soaring Health Kids
Soaring Health has a dedicated paediatric department, Soaring Health Kids, which offers specialised services for children and adolescents. As well as practitioners experienced in assessing and meeting the treatment and care needs of young people, we have rooms specifically designed and equipped to provide optimal treatment to this special client group. Please click here to see our Soaring Health Kids services.
Physiotherapy Clinical Consultations
We have designed our clinics to ensure that the Soaring Health experience is seamless, welcoming and therapeutic for clients with varying needs and abilities. Facilities such as ramps, wide corridors, hand rails, large change rooms and selected furniture enable seamless access to our state-of-the-art therapy rooms, which are equipped with all the resources required to provide you with a goal-driven, therapeutic consultation.
In Home Physiotherapy
Soaring Health’s in-home services enable you to access the treatment and care you require in the comfort of your own home. In-home services also enable our physiotherapists to see your home environment and provide you with practical advice, recommendations and personalised do-it-yourself therapy to optimise your level of functioning. To find out whether home services are available in your area, please call our friendly team on (03) 9013-5987.
Community Physiotherapy
Your Soaring Health practitioners are experienced in providing community consultations at community centres, respite centres, schools, aged care facilities and kindergartens. Soaring Health practitioners have the required training and authorisations to provide medical therapeutic services at these centres. Seeing our clients in these settings allows us to work on community participation goals, behavioural support plans and social interactions in different dynamic and real-life environments. Please speak to your Soaring Health practitioner about community consultations.
Telehealth Consultations
Soaring Health provided telehealth consultations well before the COVID pandemic. We have refined remote consultations to deliver seamless, secure, easy-to-join telehealth appointments while providing the same level of treatment service you’d receive with an in-person consultation. Connecting with your Soaring Health practitioner really is as simple as clicking a button, no matter where you are. As well as bypassing travel and mobility limitations, telehealth is recommended for clients with a compromised immune system. We strive to make your treatment experience as safe and convenient as possible.
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