Physical Therapy Session

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Find out what physiotherapy is, what our physiotherapists do, and our philosophy as a physio company. See the list of conditions and injuries we commonly manage, so you know if we could be of service to you.

+  WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an allied health service profession provided by physiotherapists or physical therapists to promote, maintain, or restore health and wellbeing through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion. Essentially, we are primary care treatment providers who work in conjunction with other medical health professionals to address injuries or conditions that limit your ability to move and perform functional activities in your daily life.

Physiotherapy is a professional career that spans many specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, women's health, chronic pain, and even wound care. Here at FXNL Rehab Strathfield Physio, our main clientele consists of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and sports rehab but all our therapists are more than qualified to treat most movement-related pain and conditions. See the range of conditions and injuries we commonly treat down below.

+  WHAT DO PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?

Our expert therapists start by taking a thorough patient history . A lot of useful, important information can be taken from a good history taking, so we usually ask for patients to go into depth about the history of their injury or condition such as "how long you've had your problem", "what you were doing when your first noticed pain", or "the progression of your pain over time". Aggravating and easing factors are taken into account as well as how your pain presents at night, when you wake up, and throughout the course of the day.

We then perform a detailed physical examination and marry that with your patient history to diagnose the root cause of your main problem. An essential part of our service is "patient education" - making sure you understand your condition and the factors that led to the problem whether it be mobility & strength deficits, lifestyle factors, work-related postures & ergonomic issues, or understanding the injury itself as it pertains to human anatomy. Our physios will then outline a rehab plan with you, which will consist of manual hands-on therapy treatment in combination with movement rehab exercises to guide you back to feeling 100%. They may also give a rough prognosis where they deem relevant.

 

Too often, we see patients who first present to physio when their issue which was once acute and easily treatable, has now turned into a chronic pain problem with secondary issues that will take much longer to get back to full health. The takeaway message is that "early intervention is always best", and the modern approach to rehab is actually prehab - utilising rehab as a means of injury prevention. As a physio company, we wholeheartedly believe in"taking care of your body now rather than fixing your body later". This is reflected in one of our taglines #BuiltForLongevity

COMMON CONDITIONS & INJURIES WE TREAT

HEAD, NECK & BACK

  • Acute & chronic low back pain

  • Chronic back pain

  • Disc bulges, protrustions, prolapses

  • Disc degenerative joint disease

  • Herniated disc

  • Mid back pain & stiffness

  • Neck pain, dizziness, vertigo & headaches

  • Ribcage dysfunction

  • Scheuermann's disease

  • Sciatica, nerve pain & nerve radiculopathy

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal stenosis & spinal fusion rehab

  • Spondylolysis & spondylolisthesis

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • T4 syndrome

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Wry neck

  • Whiplash & concussion

HAND, THUMB & FINGERS

  • De quervain's syndrome

  • Dupuytrens contracture

  • Finger dislocation

  • Flexor & extensor tendon injuries

  • Hand arthritis

  • Jersey finger

  • Ligament sprain

  • Mallet finger

  • Metacarpal fracture

  • Nerve pain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Skier's thumb

  • Swan-neck deformity

  • Thumb subluxation

  • Trigger finger

ANKLE & SHIN

  • Ankle fracture

  • Achilles rupture

  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ankle sprain

  • Calf pain

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Gastroc strain

  • Peroneal tendinopathy

  • Peroneal tendon subluxation

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

  • Sever's disease
  • Shin splints
  • Sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tibialis anterior dysfunction

SHOULDER

  • AC joint sprains

  • Arthritis

  • Bankart lesions

  • Bicep tendon ruptures

  • Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)

  • Hill sach lesions

  • Labral tears

  • Long thoracic nerve palsy

  • Pec strains/rupture

  • Rotator cuff tear and rotator cuff injuries

  • Scapular dyskinesia

  • Shoulder impingement

  • Shoulder instability, dislocation, subluxation

  • SLAP lesion/tear

  • Subacromial & subdeltoid bursitis

  • The painful and stiff shoulder

  • The painful and unstable shoulder

  • The painful and weak shoulder

HIP & THIGH

  • Adductor strain & tendinopathy

  • Clinical biomechanics of hip pain & ITBFS

  • Femoral fracture

  • Groin pain

  • Hamstring strain/tear/rupture

  • Hip dislocation rehab

  • Hip impingement (FAI)

  • Iliopsoas tendinopathy

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Labral tear

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Quad contusion

  • Quad strain/tear/rupture

  • Snapping hip syndrome

  • Trochanteric bursitis & lateral hip pain

FOOT

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet problems
  • Foot fracture
  • High arch problems
  • Heel pain

  • Hallux valgus

  • Hallux rigidis

  • Jones fracture

  • Lisfranc injuries

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Metatarsal fracture

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Stress fracture

  • Turf toe

ELBOW, FOREARM & WRIST

  • Bicep tendinopathy

  • Bicep tendon rupture

  • Carpal instability

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Colles fracture

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Guyon's canal syndrome

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Pronator teres syndrome

  • Radial head fracture

  • Scaphoid fracture

  • Smith's fracture

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • TFCC injury

  • Tricep tendinopathy

  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

  • Wrist pain with sports

KNEE

  • ACL rehab (+PCL, MCL, LCL)

  • Clinical biomechanics of knee pain

  • Fatpad syndrome

  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS)

  • Ligament sprain/rupture

  • Knee joint & kneecap instability rehab

  • Meniscus tear

  • Osgood-schlatter's disease

  • Patellar chondromalacia

  • Patellar tendinopathy & tendinitis

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

  • Pes anserine bursitis

  • Popliteus strain/tendinopathy

  • Prepatellar bursitis

  • Tibial plateau fractur

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Arthritic conditions

  • Bone spurs

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP)

  • Core strengthening

  • Fractures & casting

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuries (MVA)

  • Nerve compression & nerve injuries

  • Nerve radiculopathy & radicular nerve pain

  • Osteocondritis dissecans

  • Pelvic floor rehab

  • Poor posture - analysis & correction

  • Post-surgery rehab

  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)

  • Second opinion physio

  • Work-related accidents/injuries (WorkCover & Worker's Compensation)