What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a profession dedicated to the treatment and management of muscle, joint and nerve disorders, aiming to restore normal function that may have been compromised through injury, aging, disease or environmental factors.
At Capital Physiotherapy South Yarra and Balwyn, our physiotherapists are highly trained in movement analysis. We are expert in assessing and treating sports injuries, work related injuries, motor vehicle injuries and general physical injuries/discomfort. Physiotherapists also play a critical role in rehabilitation following more serious injuries, especially after surgery.
In Your initial consultation, our physiotherapist will incorporate
- A thorough assessment of your condition
- Give you a detailed diagnosis
- Explain their recommended treatment
- Prescribe appropriate therapies and home exercises
What Conditions Do Physiotherapists Treat?
Physiotherapy is a viable treatment option for a number of physical conditions, including:
- Neck pain and stiffness including whiplash and wry neck
- Back pain including disc injuries and pinched nerves, Sciatica
- Dance & sports injuries, assessment & conditioning
- Pre & post-natal conditions
- Workplace injuries
- Pre and Post-operative rehabilitation
- Conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
Our Physiotherapists at Capital Physiotherapy provide the following services:
Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that aims to help improve core stability, soft tissue flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. They are often used in conjunction with physiotherapy to help promote correct movement patterns for your body.
At Capital Physiotherapy, our Clinical Pilates program is led by a qualified physiotherapist. We spend a longer time one-on-one, to ensure we understand your needs from the program. We then tailor a program specifically for you and your goals.
Our classes consists of a maximum of three people; this allows you to maximise the guidance you require from our physiotherapists. As each program is individualised, our physiotherapist is able to modify and progress your exercises during each session, getting you to your goal quicker. Our Clinical Pilates program utilise reformers, the ‘Wunda Chair’ and a range of mat equipment.
At Capital Physiotherapy, we understand how important your running routine is. Whether it's part of your fitness regime, or it's how you de-stress; it's important nothing stops you from doing what you love. That's why running assessments are usually incorporated as part of our consultations. Our experienced physiotherapists will take a video of you running, and provide you with information that enables you to understand the relationship between your running technique and your injury.
Not injured? You can still come in for a running assessment. Our physiotherapists at Capital Physiotherapy are the expert in analyzing your running technique and set a program tailored to you to improve your performance. We will also give you some advice to prevent possible injuries and set preventative program. This will ensure you can continue running, well into the future.
Prevention Screening for Sports
At Capital Physiotherapy, we are serious about getting you back to physical peak condition. We are even more serious about making sure you stay at your best.
In order to help you be at your peak condition, we provide injury prevention services. Whether it’s tennis, soccer, football or even lawn bowls, we are able to provide an assessment of your body. We will pinpoint exactly which parts of your body are in danger of injuries, as well as other parts that require improvements. With Capital Physiotherapy, you will always be one step ahead and be at your best.
Our physiotherapists are able to provide workplace assessments. Workplace assessment is an effective adjunct to physiotherapy. We are able to go on-site and take a comprehensive look at your workplace to identify any factors that may be a cause to your injury. A report will also be given to you or your HR manager, detailing the list of concerns as well as recommendations to ensure you remain injury free.
We are also able to provide Pre-Employment Medicals. A PEM can be provided to your potential candidates to ensure they are able to complete their duties in a safe manner. This may help to reduce future costs in regards to injuries. Our physiotherapists are able to use our own template to complete a candidate’s musculoskeletal assessment or use a provided template. Reports are usually sent out on the day the assessment is booked.
Dry Needling may be used, in addition to physiotherapy, to treat soft tissue injuries.
In certain cases, pain is due to the development of trigger points in muscles. This will result in pain and decreased function. Acupuncture-style needles are then inserted on these trigger point areas to help restore normal muscular function and reduce pain.
While Dry Needling may be effective on its own, they are normally combined with other modalities to ensure you recover from your injuries quickly. Our experienced physiotherapists will provide a comprehensive assessment and inform you if Dry Needling is required.
Progressing to pointe is a very exciting time for any ballet dancer, but it is also a time where extreme caution is needed to ensure that the transition is smooth and injury free. At Capital Physiotherapy we have qualified physiotherapist that can perform Pre Pointe Assessment.
The information gained from these sessions will not only ensure the safety for the young dancer but also allow them to prepare for pointe work and improve their general dance technique.
Our Pre Pointe assessment involved assessing dancers:
- Classical Ballet Technique
- Foot and Ankle Strength and Flexibility
- Postural Control
- Core Stability Strength
- Turnout Range and Strength
At Capital Physiotherapy, we have experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapists that can provide you with help and support. We are able to provide pre and post pregnancy services, including:
- Pregnancy related pelvic (SIJ) /hip/back pain
- Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
- Provide advice and plan on getting back to gym and physical activities
- Wrist pain (De Quervainn’s)
We are also able to provide:
- Urinary incontinence
- Weak pelvic floor muscle
- Prolapse issues
Tailored Clinical Pilates program
I would highly recommend Capital Physio, especially Melanie. I often have shoulder pain and migraine, but now I'm feeling a lot better. Melanie explained to me what may be the cause and how she was going to treat it. She is also very friendly and knowledgeable. So I'm very happy with Capital Physio.
Highly recommend physiotherapy service. I hurt my neck, and was given a thorough diagnosis, and treatment plan not only to cure my pain. but also the root cause by giving set of exercises to strengthen my neck muscles and fix my bad postures. Friendliest and most professional physio service I ever had.
Brilliant experience at Capital Physio. I had a neck issue which was unexpected and causing quite a bit of pain. During the consultation Leah was ace - listened carefully, worked out the problem areas, identified a number of ongoing factors that were impacting me, and gave a full list of stretches / exercises to do on a daily basis as treatment. After a number of sessions the issue worked itself out thanks to her help - but I'll definitely be coming back on a regular basis for deep tissue. Can't recommend this place enough. Also, Leah was just a really friendly, easy-going person and made the whole experience bearable - so thank you!