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.
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.
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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.
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.