Exercise prescription: is an important component of most people’s rehabilitation. The type, intensity and duration of your exercise programme will depend on your condition, pain levels, goals and relevant physical factors noted in the assessment.
Strapping: taping can be implemented to restrict movement, assist with postural awareness and/or provide sensory feedback for joints and muscles. The area and presentation of symptoms will determine whether taping is an appropriate part of your management.
Dry needling: Uses acupuncture needles to trigger point muscles and can be an effective adjunct to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
MSK assessment: a thorough assessment is the key to determining an appropriate and effective treatment. Our physiotherapists have the training and experience to ensure that rehabilitation and treatment is patient specific and not recipe based.
Sport specific assessment
Sport specific assessment: many sporting injuries are the result of tissue overload due to incorrect technique, muscle imbalances, joint restrictions and the like. In order to allow adequate tissue recovery and return to sport, physiotherapists at PhysioMatic will determine the cause behind the tissue overload and address this in treatment.
Pre and post operation rehabilitation
Pre and post operation rehabilitation: an exercise programme specific to the area being operated on can be commenced pre-surgery for optimal post-surgical outcomes and post-surgery in recovery and return to full function
Vestibular rehabilitation: some vestibular disorders are the result of dysfunction/mismatching of sensory information between the neck, eyes and inner ear. Physiotherapists at PhysioMatic will establish whether your dizziness is amenable to physiotherapy treatment or if referral back to your GP, for further investigation, is required. BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is also a condition that can be treated here.
Orthotics: if appropriate for the resolution of your symptoms, off the shelf orthotic prescription can be implemented in the management of your lower extremity condition.
Balance and fall rehabilitation
Balance and fall rehabilitation: exercises to help improve your balance, strength and agility can reduce the incidence of falls and assist with maintaining independence at home and in the community. A programme can be tailored to suit your level of function upon presentation.
Horse riding biomechanical evaluation
For riders experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms associated with their riding, a horse riding biomechanical evaluation can be beneficial in establishing the contributing factors behind their symptoms. The assessment will be performed by physiotherapists with a horse riding back ground and will include an “on horse” evaluation of the physical load placed upon the rider in regards to their physical ability, riding habits and equipment. The rider will leave with a better understanding of how to reduce the mechanical loads that have likely lead to the development of their musculoskeletal conditions.