Manual therapy applies a wide range of ‘hands-on’ treatment techniques to improve joint mobility and the soft tissue health. The common techniques used by physiotherapist include: passive joint mobilisation, spinal manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation/massage, neural tissue mobilisation and muscle energy techniques.
Post Operative Care
Our physiotherapists can provide good quality rehabilitation services for patients who had orthopaedic and spinal surgeries. From the acute care immediately after the surgery through to the end stage of your rehabilitation, we work according to the surgeon’s post-operative rehabilitation protocol, the individual’s physical condition and needs to develop a rehabilitation program. The ultimate goal is to restore patient’s functional capacity and improve the quality of life.
Shockwave Therapy, a non invasive treatment solution for long term soft tissue pathologies, is available at Macarthur Physiotherapy. It will enhance and reset the healing pattern, while reducing pain and improving function. With very few negative side effects, Shockwave Therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications. Physical effects of shock waves include: pain reduction, increased metabolism, promotes tissue healing and regeneration, and muscle tone recovery.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Our Women’s Health physiotherapist will spend an hour at the initial consultation and work with you for comprehensive assessment and treatment. We treat women through pregnancy and the pregnancy related conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain, ribcage pain, abdominal muscle separation and perform both pre-natal risk and post-natal return to sport assessments. Our Women’s Health physiotherapist uses manometry and EMG biofeedback. Pessary fitting and assessment of bladder and bowel function is available in our clinic. We also treat people for bladder and bowel related conditions such as urinary or faecal incontinence, urgency, pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our Paediatric physiotherapist treats all ages from 0 to 18. Newborns and toddlers may be referred for their positional talipes, plagiocephaly, torticollis or developmental delay. Children may be assessed and treated for growth related conditions such as Sever’s, Osgood Schlatters, growing pains, hypermobility or other sports related conditions. Our Paediatric physiotherapist also has experience in treating a number of neuromuscular conditions, respiratory related conditions such as cystic fibrosis and will be able to assess and treat your child through childhood and liaise with the appropriate multidisciplinary team.
Athletic Performance Enhancing Programs
Macarthur Physiotherapy now has a performance-based clinic operating out of CrossFit 565© Ingleburn. This clinic offers video movement analysis, sports and performance-based screening and individually tailored loading programs for athletes at all levels. We use HUDL© video analysis to perform slow motion movement analysis for end stage return to sport after ACL reconstruction. Our physiotherapist Luke Gomez is experienced in providing these services in the National Premier League football competition to optimise performance and prevent injury. Make an appointment at our Ingleburn clinic today!
Real Time Ultrasound
This state of art technique is widely used nowaday to assess your core muscle function. You can see how your core muscles working on the screen of the ultrasound machine, a much better way to tell whether you are using the ‘right’ muscle and doing the ‘correct’ exercises . Real time ultrasound can also assist core muscle retraining by giving you instant visual feedback.
Occupational Health Services
Macarthur Physiotherapy provides good quality and effective management and treatments for work injuries. In addition to good standard musculoskeletal physiotherapy services we regularly communicate with the insurer, medical practitioner and other stakeholders to facilitate return to work.
Casting Applications & Sports Strapping
Macarthur Physiotherapy provides casting services in both Lindesay Street and Park Central clinics for patients who have a fracture in the arm or leg. We use fiberglass and waterproof liner underneath to provide a synthetic cast that is waterproof.
The essential part of physiotherapy treatment is exercise. It can be very different from the exercises people do in the gym. Physiotherapists have comprehensive knowledge in theory and practical skills to prescribe specific and individualised exercises for patients.
Dry Needling Plus
Dry Needling Plus (DNP), an integrated neuro-myofascial needling approach developed by Andrew Hutton, a dry needling expert and sports physiotherapist. DNP ‘utilises traditional Japanese meridian therapy needling techniques within a global musculoskeletal framework’. Wei-Ju has completed both Level 1 & 2 DNP training to provide good quality dry needling treatments.