Gordonvale Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for everybody

Services

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Sports Physiotherapy

Expert treatment of all sporting injury

Helen Cooper has completed Level 3 in Sports Therapy and her Masters in Sports Therapy from La Trobe University. She has been working with rugby league, touch and swimming for many years. She helps Pyramid Power AFL out with first aid and she was a physiotherapist for the Commonwealth Games. Helen is a qualified Masters swimming coach.

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. The physiotherapists are happy to assist you in setting up a suitable and safe program at the local gym, in the pool or at home.

Post Operative Rehabilitation

Management after surgery

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 back to normal. Physiotherapy can help guide and optimize your rehabilitation.

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.
Helen Cooper has worked in many settings, treating children with a range of developmental problems. We are happy to work with NDIS clients.

Persistent pain

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Low Back Pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

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 improve 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.

Sports Coverage

Sports Trainer and first aid coverage

Helen Cooper is a Level 2 NRL Sports Trainer and has many years of experience covering local events of all ages and levels.

Special interest in Women's Health Physiotherapy

Helping women with pregnancy and continence issues

Helen has completed a Level 1 APA Pelvic Floor course, a 5 days intensive introductory course for Women's Health Physiotherapy with Taryn Hallum and the Anthony Lo "The Female Athlete Course" this year. This enables her to manage pre and postnatal exercises, women's  musculoskeletal issues, stress incontinence, overactive bladder and frequency problems. She will refer onto Specialists WH physiotherapist where necessary. 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.