Move Forward Rehabilitation

All Move Forward Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition and implement an effective, safe and fun rehabilitation program. A great form of rehab is Pilates which is run specifically from Quinns Physiotherapy, Butler Physiotherapy, Hillarys Physiotherapy, Kinross Physiotherapy and Jindalee Physiotherapy so please contact us at any of these convenient locations for any further information on this specific form of rehabilitation.

Physiolates – Physio + Pilates

We offer Physio + Pilates classes in a one hour “Friends and Fitness” sessions with up to 4 participants. This is for those patients who have experience in Pilates or are already active and have a good starting exercise level. The classes are also a great way to socialise and have fun! This is available from our Quinns, Butler, Hillarys, Kinross and Jindalee locations.

For those patients who prefer one on one or need greater supervision we also offer individual “You’re the Focus” Pilates sessions run over a 30 minute appointment. A great inital starting point for those looking at rehabiliating injuries or just generally looking to become fit and healthy. This is available from our Quinns, Butler, Hillarys, Kinross and Jindalee locations.

Rehabilitation programs can also include a combination of hands-on physiotherapy, real-time ultrasound imaging retraining of deep muscle function, supervised exercises within the clinic, supervised exercises within a gym local to the clinic, hydrotherapy sessions, one-on-one Pilates and home based exercises.

Have you twisted your ankle or knee on the sporting field?

Research shows that it can take up to 12 months for your ankle and knee to regain full proprioception (balance and coordination) following a moderately severe ligament sprain.With physiotherapy treatment you may feel ready to return to sport after only a few weeks, but what are the chances you will re-injure the same ankle or knee?

Your Move Forward Physiotherapist can develop a graduated rehabilitation program to retrain your proprioception, balance, strength and flexibility, to decrease the chance of you suffering the same injury a second time.

Are you recovering from orthopaedic or neurosurgery?

Whether you have had spinal, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee or ankle surgery, a graduated rehabilitation program will ensure you get the best possible outcome following your investment in surgery. Following surgery you will need to strengthen your muscles, mobilise your joints, and retrain ideal biomechanics to make sure you can move well, live well and stay well.

Pre-operative Exercise Programs

Have you injured your lower back around the house one too many times?

A Move Forward Rehabilitation program, utilizing real-time ultrasound imaging to assess and retrain the deep muscles of the lower back, can assist with prevention of recurrence of your low back pain. You will be taught how to move more efficiently to take pressure off your lower back, and an exercise program (Pilates, gym, pool and/or home based) will be commenced to improve strength, flexibility and function.

Workers’ Compensation injuries and injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can all benefit from a Move Forward Rehabilitation program.

Your Move Forward Physiotherapist will liaise with your GP, other health professionals and your insurance company to devise a treatment plan that is suitable for your needs. These may include physical conditioning programs, return to work programs, and work site assessments. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is combined with physical, proprioceptive and exercise based treatments to ensure a holistic approach to management. To complete these compensation exercise programs we can utilize our onsite gym at Quinns Physiotherapy or take you to a local gym for your convenience.

Choose Move Forward

Move Forward Physiotherapists can design a pre-operative program specific to your upcoming surgical procedure. The program may include:

  • Learning how to use crutches safely and up and down stairs
  • Strengthening muscles around the area being operated upon to get them in as good shape as possible before the surgery
  • Exercising your body generally so you are strong and flexible and ready for post operative rehabilitation
  • Balance exercises to ensure you are safe to move around
  • Strengthening your arms if you will be on crutches for a while
  • Breathing exercises
  • Hydrotherapy exercises
  • Teach you immediate post operative exercises that you can commence in hospital

If you are booked in for a musculo-skeletal surgical procedure, contact your nearest clinic and get yourself ready for rehab.

Stabilising muscle function for recovery from neck and back injury (incl. Whiplash)

Real Time Ultrasound Imaging

The stabilising muscles of the lumbar spine are very deep and are difficult to assess accurately. It is also difficult to learn how to exercise the muscles correctly. Real-time ultrasound imaging produces an image of the stabilising muscles on a screen and allows the physiotherapist and the patient to watch the muscles work while they are being exercised. This allows accurate and measurable assessment of the muscles and helps the patients learn how to exercise the stabilising muscles correctly.

This Clinic offers real-time ultrasound imaging of the deep stabilising muscles of the lower back to assist with the assessment and rehabilitation of these muscles following an episode of low back pain. The Clinic sends a report outlining the real-time ultrasound imaging assessment findings to the doctor and the treating physiotherapist so the exercises can be progressed appropriately and precisely to suit the condition.

The Neck

The stabilising muscles of the neck “hold” the neck in the correct position and are therefore essential for good posture and correct movement. The stabilising muscles of the neck are also protect the spine from “micro-trauma” as a result of jarring or jerky movement.

Ongoing physiotherapy research has demonstrated that the deep stabilising muscles of the neck may weaken over several months or even years due to poor posture (eg sitting incorrectly at a desk for long periods) or the muscles may weaken over a few days as a result of an injury (eg. a car accident or carrying a heavy school bag). Whether neck pain occurs gradually or as a result of an injury, re-developing the stabilising muscles of the neck is usually essential for a full recovery.

If you have neck pain or neck-related headaches, the stabilising muscles will be assessed by your physiotherapist in combination with a full examination of your neck and posture. Like the exercises for the stabilising muscles of the lower back, the exercises for the stabilising muscles of the neck are very gentle. Your physiotherapist can teach you how to do these exercises properly.

If you have a history of neck problems you should also consult your physiotherapist before commencing a new exercise programme to be certain that the stabilising muscles of your neck are strong enough to support your head before you start lifting weights, swimming or jogging. The postural muscles of your back may also need to be strengthened to maintain good posture while you sit, stand and walk.