At FORDESPHYSIO we use a range of evidence based treatment methods to promote and achieve better health. We take a hands-on approach to treatment and use a variety of techniques such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage, therapeutic exercise, strapping and specific rehabilitation programs to help restore better movement. Your physiotherapist will also take time to educate you on your condition and teach you ways to help you self manage at home, as well as give you advice on how to prevent future pain and injury.
At FORDESPHYSIO we have the knowledge and expertise to assist with a wide range of concerns including:
Nerve Pain and Sciatica
Poor core strength
Lower limb pain (including ankle, knee and hip)
Upper limb pain (including shoulder, elbow and wrist)
Poor body awareness, balance and control
Pre and post surgery
During your physiotherapy sessions your experienced practitioner will take the time to get to know you and your concerns. You are unique and it is important for us to know what makes you, you. We find this is the best way to identify the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan that will have you free from pain as quickly as possible. All our physiotherapy clients receive 1 on 1 treatment in a private room to keep the focus where it should be; on you.
I’ve never been to physiotherapist before. What do they do?
Physiotherapists are experts in movement and all the parts of the body that are involved in movement such as bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. They work with people who have an injury or pain to help them get pain free and moving freely again.
During your physiotherapy session your physiotherapist will conduct a full assessment. This may include asking you questions about your pain or movement concerns, questions about your general health and your medical history, questions about what you do during the day including any work or leisure activities. Your physiotherapist will then run through a physical assessment. They may ask you to do particular movements or your physiotherapist may move your body to feel what kind of movement you have.
Your physiotherapist will then commence treatment. This may include a range of different modalities such as joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, education and exercise.
How long does the appointment go for?
Our Initial Assessments go for 45 minutes and our follow up appointments are 30 minutes long.
How many people does the physiotherapist treat at any one time?
All of our Physiotherapy sessions are one -on - one. This means you’ll have your Physiotherapist’s undivided attention for your entire session. No shared or open rooms, or cross over appointments here!
What should I wear to my physiotherapy appointment?
We recommend you wear something comfortable that is easy to move in. Our physiotherapists will need to see the area that is being treated and sometimes the surrounding areas too. Exercise gear such as a t-shirt and shorts are usually perfect. For some areas such as the shoulder or upper back a singlet might be more appropriate.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
No you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see one of our physiotherapists. You can just call us and make an appointment when you’re ready.
If you are unsure if we can help you, or you would like to have a chat to the physiotherapist before booking in an appointment please don't hesitate to contact us on 0411 690 484.