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, chronic condition such as arthritis, or unexplained stiffness or immobility. A health professional trained in anatomy and physiology, a thomastown physio identifies the root cause of pain and musculoskeletal symptoms (pain and problems with movement can be deceptive, making expert diagnosis essential), and uses a selection of therapeutic techniques such as massage, muscle stretching and joint manipulation to restore joint and muscle function and strength. This is often complemented by exercises to be performed at home. As well as restoring movement, a Thomastown physiotherapist will prescribe exercises and lifestyle measures to prevent injury recurrence and may recommend follow-up treatment such as clinical Pilates or tune-up sessions to ensure newfound mobility and strength remain for the long term. As well as general physiotherapy, Soaring Health’s Thomastown physio services include women’s health physiotherapy, children’s physiotherapy and clinical Pilates.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s health physiotherapy applies the key principles and techniques of general physio to the special needs and nuances of female anatomy. It can be used to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding and expedite post-partum recovery, treat and manage injuries from childbirth and prevent and treat issues that often arise at menopause such as incontinence from a weakened pelvic floor. Highly trained in sensitive women’s health issues, Soaring Health’s Thomastown physio can also help to resolve musculoskeletal issues underpinning pelvic and sexual pain. Click Here for Women’s Health Physiotherapy.
Children’s physiotherapy combines core principles of physio with high-level knowledge of natural growth and development and treats presenting issues with a view to optimal musculoskeletal function in the long term. Suitable for both injuries and correcting developmental dysfunction such as impaired gait, Soaring Health’s Thomastown physios use their knowledge of the body’s natural healing processes and growth patterns to predict best treatment response while ensuring treatment and management plans are fun and realistic. Click here for Children’s Health
Clinical Pilates & Therapeutic Yoga
Clinical Pilates combines the healing component of physio with targeted exercises that build strength and resilience in muscles and joints to prevent further injury. Conducted by one of Soaring Health’s Thomastown physiotherapists in a one-to-one or group setting, it can help expedite recovery and relieve symptoms of acute and chronic injuries and conditions –from a ‘twist’ sustained through sport or other activity to the niggling twinges of lower back pain. Click here for Clinical Pilates & Yoga.
The healing power of water is steeped in folklore and rituals the world over. But its ability to facilitate recovery from injury and illness also rests on a solid body of science. Hydrotherapy in Thomastown is, as the name suggests, the therapeutic use of water. Also known as ‘aquatic physiotherapy’, it harnesses the buoyancy of water to support muscles and joints through specific movements without the gravitational weight loading of land-based exercise, which can overburden and even re-injure weakened joints and muscles.
- Injured athletes and sportspeople from elite athletes to weekend warriors, keen walkers and occasional gym-goers
- People who have suffered accidents and require ongoing rehabilitation
- Those with acute or chronic pain caused by dysfunction resulting from weakness and overcompensation in certain muscles and joints
- Pregnant women and those planning pregnancy and new mums seeking to fast-track recovery from childbirth or repair injuries, and prevent progression of issues such as weakened pelvic floor into later symptoms (e.g. menopause)
- Perimenopausal and menopausal women suffering incontinence
- Women suffering pelvic or sexual pain
- Children (NDIS child participants)
- In room consultation
- Clinical Pilates (one-to-one and small group classes)
- Home consultation
- 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
- Sports injuries
- Rehabilitation after joint surgery (e.g. hip or knee replacement)
- Recovery after a surgical procedure or illness that prevented exercise and may have resulted in muscle weakness or atrophy
- Management of pain associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis
- Post-partum exercise conditioning to strengthen areas that may have been stretched or weakened during pregnancy, safely re-introduce exercise and disperse baby weight
- Menopausal incontinence and/or pelvic pain