PhysioFit provides a detailed physiotherapy assessments to identifying the cause of the problem or symptoms. The focus is biomechanical in nature and the goal of the initial assessment is to clearly define the treatment plan. Taking an in depth history, Mechanism of Injury, types of symptoms and what makes the pain better and worse help in the identification of the driver. Our goal with every assessment is to know what the actual cause is. This helps cut through compensatory changes in the system and ultimately help the client to recover faster.
PhysioFit Physios understand that there are multiple causes of pain and dysfunction. We also know how to look for these causes and treat them effectively. We evaluate the muscular, neural, skeletal, cardiovascular, arthros (joints), ligamentous, tendinous, and myofascial systems in order to clearly define the injury. We then look above, below and all around the injured site to determine restrictions that may be causing the injured area to work harder. We call this hypo-hyper model of compensation. Hypomobile joints (joints that don’t move well) lead to surrounding joints to be hypermobile (joints that move more) or hyperactivation of muscles (increased muscle activation) compensating for the joint that isn’t moving well. When a joint is moving too much in a compensatory manner it will increase in laxity (loosen) and can lead to osteoarthritic changes due to an increase in abnormal joint surface wear and tear. If a muscle is hyperactive due to a stiff or dysfunctional joint it fatigues quicker, and is prone to overuse injuries that are commonly seen in working and sporting environments. By treating the source of the problem, pain levels decrease and proper functionality of the body part begins.
Once we have accomplished this, it is our goal to retrain not individual muscles but movement patterns, because this is how we actually move. Retraining motor patterns is essential before strengthening and increasing muscular endurance. If we skip right to strength and endurance training, it is likely the individual will adopt a habitual (usually incorrect) movement pattern. When proper movement patterns have been restored, the time to increase strength and endurance can begin. What PhysioFit professionals are instructed to ensure is that we tailor the exercise to their vocation, their sport, their recreational activities, or their activities of daily living. This ensures individuality and the likelihood that they will perform their exercise. If the exercise is designed to help them get back to what they want to be doing, the greater the chance of follow through.
When a client has reached this stage of their rehab journey, they are typically discharged. At PhysioFit it is our mission to create an environment where they want to stay and not only maintain their current level of functioning, but to increase their own fitness levels. What we will design for them is a program that they can come and perform in our functional training facility. These programs will be entirely unique to anything they have ever seen.
PhysioFit provides physiotherapy and strength and conditioning services. The physiotherapy services are delivered to a broad spectrum of musculo-skeletal injuries and consist of manual therapy to correct biomechanical dysfunction, muscular re-education to train new movement sequences, muscular strengthening and conditioning and progressing to functional exercise. PhysioFit employs highly trained manual therapists and Movement specialists, and Physios with athletic backgrounds. The operation and the delivery of providing freedom to clients depend on the fact that our Physios encompass these attributes. This will be what separates PhysioFit from the competitors.
Physiofit Physiotherapists offer professional assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of injuries and conditions.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy relates to treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This involves muscles, tendons, bones, joints, nerves, ligaments and cartilage. Physiofit musculoskeletal physiotherapists provide an initial assessment to diagnose the problem, and then formulate a treatment plan. The first appointment will include assessment as well as treatment. Subsequent sessions involve re-assessment and a continuation of the treatment plan.
Conditions we are able to assess and treat include:
The treatment used by Physiofit Physiotherapists are Evidence based, shown to be effective by scientific research.
Performance is not just for professional sports men and women; we want all of our clients to perform better and achieve their goals. Whether your goal is sporting, professional or simply to alleviate your pain we can help. You do not need to wait to get injured to benefit from physiotherapy.
The core values of Physiofit are to be dynamic and proactive. The focus on each individual with a level of care that will exceed your expectations.
Our clinicians are expert in assessing movement patterns and biomechanics using our well established screening programme. We will develop a custom exercise program based on your functional limitations and specific to your goals. We can integrate this with your existing training program and work closely with others involved in your management i.e. coaches
Whether you are injured or not, we will give you the tools in the form of stretches, exercises, training advice, recommendations to prevent injury and to realise your performance goals.
Strength and Conditioning Coaching
Strength training is only one part of the full picture. Strength & conditioning encompasses the entire development of the athlete. This includes:
Our job is to help clients and athletes to get faster, stronger, be more flexible so they perform better and steer clear of injuries. Our team will work closely with you and your coach to design and implement a strength programme specific to your sporting needs and to ensure that the programmes we deliver will enhance your performance.
Paediatric Physiotherapists are movement specialists for babies, children and adolescents. It is a clinical area of physiotherapy that aims to improve a child’s movement abilities through the use of methods such as movement training, strengthening, exercise, stretching, adapted equipment, motor learning and play as well as education.
Helping children with physiotherapy is quite different to helping adults, from an anatomical, physiological and psychological point of view.we believe that to treat children effectively, all these issues need to be considered. Our Paediatric Physiotherapists are highly skilled professionals, who use the latest assessment tools and interventions to devise quality programmes to meet your child’s goals. We believe that we can assist with any problem, small or large!
our experienced Paediatric Physiotherapists are fully trained to treat babies through to adolescents, providing thorough assessment of your child’s condition and developing a personalised programme suitable for your child and their lifestyle.
We understand and value the needs of the family and will work together with you to ensure you are involved in helping to manage and assist your child’s development and condition.
Our Physiotherapists will offer education and advice relating to the condition in order to help your child continue everyday activities as easily as possible.
Children’s Physiotherapy covers a wide range of services & conditions for babies and children of all ages including:
-Scoliosis & Back Pain
-Limb Length Discrepency
-Other Physical Disabilities
• Please see our Gross Motor Milestones page if you are concerned that your child may be having difficulties in Gross Motor development.
• If you have further questions regarding anything your child and physiotherapy, whether it’s physiotherapy for babies, disabled children or anything else, please contact us.
Neurological physiotherapy is treatment for people who are affected by neurological disorders. Disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves are treated under Neurological physiotherapy clinic.
When the nervous system are injured or damaged, the muscles become weak and might lead to spasms or tremor. This affects the mobility of the person, making the movement uncoordinated. Problems with speech and swallowing may also arise because of this disorder.
Treatment in such cases are patient specific and special treatment is provided to overcome conditions like, difficultly in stretching, balance and walking (if needed), postural awareness and control, strengthening of muscles, respiratory assessment and much more depending on the history of the illness.
We specialize in the physio-therapeutic care of women in relation to childbirth, both antenatally and postnatally, including the teaching of antenatal classes, treatment of incontinence (in both, male and female), and care of women undergoing gynaecological surgery.
We also specialize in the treatment of psycho-sexual problems in women.
“Good Health is wealth” is an adage that does not change even for a pregnant woman and the best way to maintain overall health is to exercise regularly.
In fact, a moderate and regular exercise regimen during pregnancy can improve the tone and strength of muscles, boost energy levels and even helps to keep those varicose veins at bay.
Restoring or improving balance, coordination, range of motion, flexibility, and strength
Improve overall physical fitness through appropriate exercise
Specialized program for walking skills and body position techniques to encourage mobility and independence
Make suggestions for lifestyle and home adaptations to fit physical abilities
Prevent further loss of independence and mobility through exercise and use of assistive devices
Restore sensation and reduce or eliminate pain.
Physiofit Geriatric care seniors can enjoy the benefits of mobility and independence, increased physical fitness and overall health, control of bodily functions, and the more positive outlook that comes through a sensation of wellness and taking care of oneself.