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Services We Specialize In

PHYSIOTHERAPY

The Physiotherapy department is dedicated to holistic treatment of musculoskeletal injuries for long term, tangible results. Our focus is on the whole picture and complete well being. We are dedicated to providing a professional, quality of care service to the local community and especially to the sporting population. The key focus of physiotherapy is the “restoration of normal function” when impaired through injury, disability, aging or disease.

Your Physiotherapist will assess your problem, identify the cause and help you to qualify your goals. We will then plan and administer a treatment program that aims to enhance the body’s natural healing process and correct any causative factors. In treatment we will combine mobilization, joint alignment, manipulation, massage, acupuncture, electrotherapy rehabilitation and exercise design.

When you come to Moore Than Physio we will be treating you with the best patient care and will coordinate with other health professionals. Working as a team with other health professionals, coaches’, employers, personal trainers and others is very important and will give the patient an all rounded care. Physiotherapist can refer you for scans and specialists if needed; full assessment will be made first. Injury prevention and advice on personal health programmes are available for those keen on maintaining a healthy and active body whilst we also look to maximize your physical potential for sport and activities of daily living through musculo-skeletal screens.

Ergonomic assessments can be organized with your physiotherapist, please speak to your physio about this service and how this can reduce your overuse/working injuries.
Hydrotherapy service, gym programs, post surgical programs and individual exercise programs can also be arranged by our physiotherapy department. You may access our physiotherapists directly (i.e. without a referral from your general practitioner) for both private and ACC related injuries.

ACUPUNCTURE

This type of acupuncture is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Designed from Chinese acupuncture, western acupuncture has been researched and designed to target certain injuries, help with muscle release, swelling and pain control. The therapist can use acupuncture as part of the treatment of use it specifically.

ELECTROTHERAPY

This is using machines like TENS, muscle stimulation and ultrasound which have been used for the treatment of different injuries and conditions. Please consult your therapist if these could be used for you.

CUPPING

Our physio Luke does cupping therapy as part of his treatment which is very helpful for myofasial release and helps with blood flow and circulation.

SPORTS PHYSIO

Musculoskeletal screens are performed on an individual and used in injury prevention and management. It is made up of certain tests and exercises used to look at muscle length, strength, weakness and bio mechanical problems that need to be addressed.

STRAPPING

strapping is used to help with recovery and postural correction.

SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spinal manipulation is a therapeutic intervention performed on spinal articulations which are synovial joints. Spinal manipulation is one of several options—including exercise, massage, and other modalities—that can provide mild-to-moderate relief from back pain. Angela has completed her masters in musculoskeletal physiotherapy which has taught her how to do spinal manipulation based on an osteopathic and physiotherapy foundation. These techniques are used for spinal re alignment and can help with muscle release. These can be gentle techniques and screenings are done before the technique is done to make sure it is safe and suitable for the patient, otherwise joint mobilizations are used instead which are more gentle and still effective.

HEADACHE CONTROL

A cervicogenic headache is another name for a headache which originates from the neck. There are other causes to headaches which is why a thorough examination from a physiotherapist is required to diagnosis a cervicogenic headache. Cervicogenic headache typically occurs due to activities placing excessive stress on the upper joints of the neck, le whiplash, heavy lifting, prolonged slouching, poor posture, working at a computer or activities using the arms in front of the body (e.g. housework). Physiotherapy for cervicogenic headache Physiotherapy treatment for patients with this condition is vital to hasten the healing process, ensure an optimal outcome and decrease the likelihood of injury recurrence. Treatment may comprise:

  • joint mobilization
  • joint manipulation
  • traction
  • soft tissue massage
  • dry needling
  • electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound)
  • postural taping
  • postural bracing
  • the use of a lumbar roll for sitting
  • education
  • activity modification advice
  • the use of an appropriate pillow for sleeping
  • ergonomic advice
  • exercises to improve flexibility, strength (particularly the deep cervical flexors) and posture Vertigo

One reason for vertigo is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) which involves intense, brief episodes of vertigo associated with a change in the position of your head, often when you turn over in bed, sit up in the morning or look up to the ceiling. It occurs when normal calcium carbonate crystals break loose and fall into the wrong part of the canals in your inner ear. When these particles are moved when your head is moved, they stimulate sensors in your ear, producing an episode of vertigo. Your therapist will assess your posture, balance, neck movements and joint positioning. Using these results we will develop a treatment plan including exercise, muscle release and joint mobilizations.

EXERCISE AND REHABILITATION

We will work together to identify what you need to work on and your personal goals to exercise. For example; to increase fitness, to increase strength, exercise for osteoarthritis, post surgery, post injury, activation of core and pelvic muscles to help with back pain, abdominal breathing for relaxation and to help reduce neck muscle tension.

POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION

Your physio can help you recover from your surgery and give you a protocol to follow if not already given to you by your surgeon. We can also use hydrotherapy to help in
your recovery.

MASSAGE/ DEEP TISSUE/ SPORTS MASSAGE

This service is provided by a physiotherapist with experience with elite sports teams. Sometimes there are reasons to why you’re feeling tight and have pain in a muscle, this could be because you are over working your muscle or have an injury that you weren’t aware of. You can ask for a 20min, 40min or 60 minute massage and please talk to the therapist on the type of massage you would like

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