Our Physiotherapy Services
We are a great bunch of hands-on health practitioners offering a full range of services, incorporating the latest technology and techniques to help you feel and move better.
Scroll on to learn more about some of the state of the art technology we work with to complement our manual hands-on therapy, or book an appointment online now.
Shockwave Therapy with Piezowave™
Shockwave Therapy utilises high-intensity acoustic sound waves to provide a non-invasive solution for treating both acute and chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system. Essentially, this treatment method triggers your body’s natural ability to repair tissue and generate natural pain-relieving chemicals.
With its ability to effectively address a range of conditions, including plantar fasciitis, chronic tendinitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, ulcers, and even stress fractures, Shockwave Therapy is a highly sought-after treatment option for those looking to overcome pain and discomfort.
LymphaTouch is a myofascial decompression therapy device precisely controlling targeted negative pressure to increase lymphatic drainage, break down scar restrictions and release tight fascia.
This is one of our favourite pieces of technology, because it generates active negative pressure that helps to improve lymphatic circulation in the area we are treating – similar to cupping, but with modern technology benefits. We can modify the pressure during a treatment and the combination of negative pressure with the high frequency vibration sees clients achieve relief and improved mobility faster.
Dry needling is one of the many techniques we use here at Bodyworks to reduce pain and restore function by releasing myofascial trigger points (muscle knots). By releasing the trigger point, we can improve function by restoring a muscle’s natural ability to lengthen and shorten.
A myofascial trigger point develops as part of the body’s protective response to injury or an unexpected movement, a nerve impingement or can occur after prolonged sitting or standing.
Our trained practitioners may combine dry needling with hands-on treatment to speed up your return to active rehabilitation.
Real Time Ultrasound
Lower back pain can often be attributed to weak core muscles and lack of stability. Though strengthening exercises can provide relief, it can be difficult to ensure that the exercises are being performed correctly and that the muscles are being activated. To address this, we use real-time ultrasound to assess the core muscles, giving patients a visual representation of the muscles at work.
Real-time ultrasound is a valuable tool for treating various conditions and aiding in patient rehabilitation. Our patients appreciate being able to see the progress they are making between sessions and gain a better understanding of their muscles’ behavior beneath the surface.
Multi Cervical Unit – MCU
Working to strengthen the neck muscles is an important part of our concussion rehabilitation program, and our Multi Cervical Unit (MCU) is designed specifically to measure the strength of your neck. We then use this information to develop a strengthening program that is partly performed on the MCU, with improvements measured & monitored through out the program.
The MCU is extremely beneficial for treating whiplash & neck pain. In addition, it provides a layer of protection to ward off neck injuries in sports and has become increasingly accepted by athletes for specific functional neck strengthening
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy – BFRT
BFRT is the closest thing to an “exercise pill”! By placing carefully designed bands on the arms and legs, exercise causes fatigue and strengthening results, creating the same effect as high load resistance training, but with very low weights. The low-load weights mean that there is no mechanical strain or damage placed on the muscle (which normally causes soreness and a repair process) and the result is faster strength gains.
Incorporating BFRT is particularly useful post-injury or post-surgery with rehabilitation exercises commenced more rapidly than usual.
The GaitScan is an innovative diagnostic tool that allows us to analyse patient biomechanics and order custom orthotics.
By analysing a patient’s gait or walking pattern, we can identify any irregularities or imbalances in the way the patient walks, runs, or stands. For example, we may observe issues such as overpronation or underpronation of the feet, which can lead to foot, ankle, or knee pain. We may also detect asymmetry in the way a patient walks, which can indicate muscle weakness, nerve damage, or joint problems.
Understanding a patient’s gait can also help us to develop an appropriate treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the problem, and can be used to measure the effectiveness of the treatment.
The full team here at Bodyworks Physiotherapy are fully qualified and accredited to assess and treat DVA Physiotherapy patients covered under the Department of Veteran Affairs Scheme.
If you hold a White or Gold Health Repatriation Card, DVA will fund Physiotherapy services available through DVA arrangements, which means you will have no out of pocket expenses. While the number of appointments will depend on your clinical need, there are a maximum of 12 visits per referral cycle.
During your first appointment we will assess your need for physiotherapy and prepare and discuss a written plan with you.
BODYWORKS A BETTER OUTCOME
First time to visit us. We have a three step plan in place ready to help you.
SCHEDULE A CONSULATION
Simply make a booking with one our clinics online. We will then contact you to confirm details, before we see you for treatment.
ASSESMENT & TREATMENT
After your first consultation we explain “why” you are in pain and provide a structured plan as to what needs to be done to fix it.
MOVEMENT & STRENGTH
Feel confident knowing you building strength and you are moving better. So you can continue to enjoy the things you like doing.