We Offer Services For:
Sports injuries, workplace injuries, musculoskeletal disorders such as headaches, neck & back pain, sciatica, shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand pain, hip, knee & ankle pain, Achilles pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, acute & chronic pain and post op rehabilitation. We also treat musculoskeletal injuries in children and teens.
WHAT WE DO...
We offer a variety of services to our clients including
Physiotherapy At Back2Balance
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are experts in the assessment and treatment of disorders involving the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. The aim of physiotherapy at Back2Balance Physiotherapy is to reduce pain whilst restoring function and mobility. It is important to discover the source of the problem therefore you will undergo a thorough assessment allowing us to treat the cause of the problem not just the symptoms.
You should expect a large proportion of your physiotherapy session to include “hands on” techniques such as joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage and muscle energy techniques, alongside other modalities such as electrotherapy (eg. Ultrasound therapy), acupuncture/dry needling, taping and exercise prescription which may include Pilates exercises.
Pilates At Back2Balance
Pilates at Back2Balance Physiotherapy is provided as one on one, group or combo sessions. There are a maximum of 3 participants in group sessions. The sessions will incorporate the use of the reformer, trapeze table (Cadillac), Wunda chair and mat work using small equipment such as the spine corrector, foam roller, oov and the BOSU. Combo sessions combine both physiotherapy and Pilates within the one session with the emphasis on rehabilitation. One on one or group sessions will be tailored to the need of the client; this can be rehabilitation from an injury, pre or post pregnancy or for fitness and toning. Sessions are claimable under physiotherapy on private health cover. Sessions last for one hour.
To participate in group sessions, you will be required to complete two 1:1 sessions. The first session is the initial assessment, this is to find out your goals, to assess your movement patterns, look at your current level of core stability and flexibility and provide you with the basic principles of Pilates. During this session we use Real time ultrasound to look at your ability to contract your core muscles. The second 1:1 session is to take you through the Pilates program which has been created for you. You are then welcome to join a group session with a maximum of 3 participants. Your program will be updated as you progress.
Acupuncture/Dry Needling At Back2Balance
Acupuncture or dry needling is offered alongside physiotherapy treatments as an adjunct to physiotherapy. Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine where a fine needle is inserted into specific points within the body to stimulate “Qi” (or chi). TCM believes that there is energy known as “Qi” flowing through the body and pain is due to stagnation or a blockage of “Qi”. Energy channels known as meridians are present throughout the body with acupuncture points distributed along. Acupuncture to the affected meridians stimulates healing and relieves pain by creating and increase in the flow of “Qi”.
Dry Needling is the Western form of acupuncture which is based on the physiological response achieved with evidence based practice to support its use. Dry needling is used to eliminate trigger points (taut bands) within a muscle. Trigger points and traditional acupuncture points tend to overlap.
At Back2Balance Physiotherapy Lyndsey trained in traditional acupuncture and has since developed skills in Advanced Dry Needling. Louise, Tim and Melanie have all completed training in Advanced Dry Needling.
Running Assessments At Back2Balance
Did you know that up to 80% of runners will be injured in a 12 month period? That’s 4 out of 5 runners. Worried? You should be. No one wants to be injured and not many runners are happy not to run. Knee pain is the most commonly reported injury in runners, but you can injure almost any part of your body. The good news is that your physiotherapist can help you run injury free and run further and faster (if that’s your goal).
It’s important to see your physiotherapist early if you are experiencing any problems when running. This can include blisters, uncomfortable shoes, chaffing, niggles, muscle pain or injury or joint swelling. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce pain and swelling, prevent excess time away from running, limit recurrence of injury and help maintain your fitness through suitable cross training activities.
While many people ‘just go for a run’ and argue that humans were ‘born to run’, this approach to running is highly likely to lead to injury. Running needs to be considered as a sport. You wouldn’t go and play a game of cricket or rugby without going to training during the week so why would you approach running any differently?
Running requires specific abilities such as flexibility, strength and coordination. Our physiotherapists can help by assessing your current strengths and weaknesses and advise on which areas you need to improve. For example if you want to run faster you will need to do some speed sessions (i.e. train fast to be fast).
Back2Balance conducts 1 hour video running assessment consultations as well as being able to provide gym and running training programs.
We’re here to help get you back on the road sooner, so don’t put up with discomfort, come and see us at Back2Balance Physiotherapy today!
Bike-fitting Services At Back2Balance
Is lower back pain or a sore neck stopping you from getting out on the bike on the weekend? Are you watching in disbelief as your friends’ power past you on a climb and wondering why you can’t keep up, despite all your training?
A bike-fit may be what you need.
To get the very most out of your bike, decrease your risk of injury and increase your efficiency, your bike needs to be setup specific to you.
Just as no 2 people are the same, everyone has different injuries, strengths and weaknesses. Your optimal bike set-up cannot be calculated with a formula. For example, someone with a long history of neck, shoulder and back pain may not be able to get into the same most aerodynamic position on the bike as someone without any of these injuries.
As physiotherapists, we help treat your aches and pains, we help rehabilitate you from injury and we help you with your ergonomic set-ups at work. This puts us in an ideal position to help you set-up your bike and give you an unbiased opinion regarding any recommendations for shoes, cleats, saddles etc. As a keen cyclist himself Tim has undergone further education to be able to assess and modify your current bike set up.
For more information on these services, please feel free to contact us or book in with Tim.
Physiotherapy for CrossFit Athletes
In order to perform movements such as a squat, overhead press, muscle-up, double-under, dead-lift, clean & jerk, etc., you need the following:
STABILITY: a strong foundation of your joints so you can push off without injury
MOBILITY: the joints need to have FULL active and passive range of motion within their normal pathways
DYNAMIC ABILITY: taking resistance of any kind (body weight, medicine ball, kettle-bell, etc.,) and being able to safely accelerate and decelerate that force
Deficits in any of these 3 areas WILL increase injury risk and WILL absolutely limit performance output. The CrossFit community values the safety of its athletes emphasising technique and scaling workouts to individual capacity, but ultimately coaches are limited to providing modifications or substitutions during WODs for injured athletes.
As CrossFit athletes themselves, our Physios Louise and Lyndsey are familiar with the movement and mobility requirements that CrossFit demands. They can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of pain limiting performance and provide the tools to manage and prevent problems. They will empower and educate athletes so that they understand their condition, achieve and maintain the mobility and strength needed to carry out their desired level of function while minimising the risk of injury.
We successfully treat CrossFit athletes who range from teenagers to weekend warriors, and professional athletes to grandparents. Physiotherapy services can be utilised post-injury or surgery to aide in functional return, to assist in maximising fitness capacity when performance plateaus and can also be used as a tool for preventing injuries from occurring in the first place.
Initial or follow up physio consultation $140
Initial or follow up physio consultation $120
Follow up physio consultation $95
1:1 Pilates session $125
Small group Pilates session $42.50
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