Chronic pain, Migraine, Sports Injury - Your Journey to Health Starts Here
If you’ve been involved in an injury, physiotherapy will help you restore your movement and help in relieving pain during the healing process. We use a hands-on approach to treat your muscles’ imbalance and tension. We provide instruction on how to use exercise equipment that will be useful in your recovery.
Your body is your most precious tool. We want you to succeed in your recovery and support you throughout that process. At Physiotherapy and Headache Centre we will look at how we can change your pain using individual assessment tools to help you restore your function and get you moving again. We will always concentrate on your strengths and decide on how to use it to your advantage. We will treat you as a whole person and look at your movement, strength, and lifestyle to choose the best possible treatment plan to suit your needs.
Neck pain is a very common condition that at some point affects most of people. Neck pain can be associated with muscle tightness or spams that can restrict your range of motion. The pain can often spread towards your shoulder or upper back and often can cause headaches.
You may have experienced trauma that is causing your pain symptoms or your pain is associated with postural stress, muscle imbalance, impinged nerve or degenerative changes in your spine.
How can we help
Our physiotherapist will determine the cause of your neck pain and use hands on approach to decrease your pain and stiffness. It will be a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and acupuncture, and exercise prorgam to get you moving again.
Visit us at Laverton to have your neck assessed today.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people see doctors, miss a day at work, and take a physiotherapy appointment. Low back pain can manifest as dull ache or stabbing pain and be more prominent with movement. A person can also experience neurological signs and symptoms, like numbness or pins & needles.
Research suggests that early intervention is the key in relieving lower back pain symptoms and improving functions. It is recommended to seek physiotherapy treatments in the early stages of injury or pain as conservative management for a period of 6 or 12 weeks. Active approach including hands-on treatment and exercise program is proven to be more effective than rest and medications.
There are two types of back pain:
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Have you noticed that with certain overhead activities you are experiencing pain in your shoulder joint? This might mean that you are experiencing shoulder impingement due to muscle imbalance often related to poor posture or repetitive activities.
Shoulder pain and injuries are very common among people of all ages. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in our body and its movement depends on many surrounding structures, like ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones to keep it stable. This also makes it the most unstable joint that is prone to many pathologies if the biomechanical integrity is challenged. Many times, shoulder pain is not even directly related to the joint itself, but other structures like neck can be the actual cause of your shoulder pain.
At Physiotherapy and Headache Centre we have a complete understanding of the shoulder complex, related pain mechanisms, and exercise prescription, therefore we can help you to return to function and relieve your pain.
Elbow pain can be caused by a sports injury, repetitive strain injury, or muscle imbalance, and weakness. The most common elbow pain is called “tennis elbow”. Tennis elbow is caused by micro-tearing of the tendons of the common wrist extensors that leads to inflammation and pain. You may experience pain with lifting that involves wrist extension and with gripping. The pain will be worse at night and after repetitive activities, and better with rest.
In the initial phase of your elbow pain, your GP can recommend anti-inflammatory medications to relieve inflammation and ease the pain.
Your Physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment to find out why your wrist extensors are overloaded. We will examine your range of motion and muscle strength and look for a cause of your elbow pain. You will be given hands-on treatment and a tailored exercise program that will target weak or tight muscles.
In some cases, we will also recommend a supportive device, like an elbow brace that can help in pain management. We will also use acupuncture needles as it is proven to be very effective in relieving muscle tension and pain.
Having trouble walking due to constant knee pain or you’ve noticed that your knee is painful when walking up or down the stairs? Or maybe you are a weekend warrior and you are experiencing knee pain during running or immediately after running. Did you had a recent fall and since then you are experiencing knee problems? We’ve got you covered! Knee pain can have a debilitating consequence and can stop you from enjoying your leisure activities. We can provide you with pain relief using sports taping, provide hands-on treatment to relieve muscle soreness and provide you with a structured rehabilitation program that will give you the best chance of getting back to things you enjoy the most.
If you are suffering from knee joint pain or any surrounding soft tissue do not hesitate to contact the Physiotherapy and Headache Centre in Melbourne.
Physiotherapy management can help you recover from any sports injury. We are experts in treating ligament, joint, or muscle injuries and we know exactly how we can tailor your exercise plan to get you back moving again.The most common sports injuries:
If you've recently undergone surgery like hip or knee replacement, ACL reconstruction, or shoulder surgery, physiotherapy will help you regain range of motion and strength safely and in accordance with your guidelines surgeon guidelines. If you are planning surgery, we can prepare you for that with professional advice and pre-surgery exercises.
If you were diagnosed with a neurological condition like Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, you've suffered from traumatic brain injury or a stroke, visit our clinic for a comprehensive assessment today!
We will tailor your treatment plan to restore your strength, balance, or coordination, depending on your treatment goals.
At physiotherapy and Headache Centre we will focus on pain relief in the early stages and prescribe gentle exercises to get you stronger and moving again. We will thoroughly explain the treatment plan and fit it to your busy schedule. We will focus on improving your strength and flexibility with exercises tailored to your needs.
Do not let your sore neck, back pain or headache limit your activities and become a persistent issue. Come see our physiotherapist at Melbourne's Centre to help you live your life to the fullest!