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Physiotherapy for spinal pain, headaches and dizziness

Assessment and management of acute and chronic  pain

We look after sporting and work place injuries

Individual Aquatic Physiotherapy at Gordonvale Pool

Individual  exercise advice for all levels of ability and fitness

Exercises to prevent injury in your sport and to target the specific needs to achieve your goals

Return to running rehabilitation

Muscle strength and control assessment Running analysis

Women's Health Physiotherapy for all ages

Special interest in all things shoulders

Aged Care - Add life to your years

Physiotherapy​ can help you stay active longer​

Exercise is the best medicine. Sometimes pain or weakness can interfere with staying fit. Physiotherapy can help you to keep your body strong and mobile. Programs can be tailored to improving your balance and co-ordination. The physiotherapists are h​appy to assist you in setting up a suitable and safe program at the local gym, in the pool or at home.

Exercises groups are available which address strength and balance. Please ring and book for these.

Gordonvale Physiotherapy is registered with various Aged Care Providers and is involved with providing physiotherapy services for Short Term Restorative Care Packages.

Post Operative Rehabilitation

Management after surgery

Ideally we would like to see you before you have surgery to plan your rehabilitation. Sometimes a few months of conservative treatment can delay or prevent the need for an operation. After any surgery your body needs a chance to heal and recover. Initially physiotherapy may help with gently moving your ​body so that range of movement is maintained. After a few weeks you will be ready to get your muscles strong and movements b​ack to normal. Physiotherapy can help guide and optimize your rehabilitation.

HIP Pain

Lateral hip pain is common in runners and older women. Helen has specialized in this area and can give exercises and education that will help with your rehabilitation.

Groin pain can be an issue in the younger athlete and needs to be managed by an expert. Helen has done several course in this injury. Groin pain can be a sign of arthritis in the older person. A good rehabilitation program may help to decrease pain and avoid or delay surgery.

Dancers are often very mobile and this can set them up for hip pain. Too much stretching and not enough strength work can be a problem for some dancers. Helen has worked with dancers and athletes to fine tune their training programs to prevent injury.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Assessment of developmental delays in children

Sometimes babies do not develop as quickly as expected and physiotherapy programs can assist the child to maximize their potential.

We are happy to work with NDIS clients and to assess children for developmental delay. Play based exercises and activities can be developed to address the child and family needs.

Persistent pain

Fi​bromyalgia, Chronic Low Back Pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Pelvic Pain

Sometimes pain stays around long after tissues are healed and strong pain medications are not helping. Learning about the nature of pain and how our emotions and personal history can influence what we feel can empower people to impr​ove their quality of life. Helen has done advanced training in pain management through the University of Sydney and Uni SA. She can assist in developing a effective rehabilitation plan. Helen is trained to treat pelvic pain.

Special interest in Pregnancy and Continence Issues

Helen has completed the Level 1 APA Pelvic Floor course, Anthony Lo " the Female Athlete Course" and all the Level 3 courses with Women's Health Physiotherapy Association's Taryn Hallum. This enables her to manage pre and postnatal exercises,  musculoskeletal issues, urinary stress incontinence, overactive bladder, prolapse, bowel incontinence and pelvic pain. These appointments are usually 1 hour in duration to be able to do a thorough assessment. If you have a Medicare Care Plan the assessment may be divided over 2 or 3 sessions. 

Helen has completed courses in Men's Health and can assist with rehab pre and post prostate surgery. Physiotherapy can help to manage continence and erectile disfunction, common with the treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Vestibular Rehabilitation​

Assessment a​nd management of dizziness, neck and balance issues

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizzin​ess.  You will be thoroughly assessed and guided through an evidence based series of exercises and treatment.

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